John F. Kennedy present at a Saturn rocket and Polaris missile launches in the United States
United States USA Date:1963, November Duration:3 min 28 sec Sound:Yes
A film about missile launches in the United States. A Saturn rocket on a pad. The launch of the rocket. Cameramen in action. Arrival of U.S. President John F. Kennedy in a United States Air Force Boeing VC-137C and tour of Cape on 16th November, 1963. President Kennedy in a car with Major General Leighton I. Davis Commander Air Force Missile Test Center (AFMTC) and James Edwin Webb National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Administrator. Astronauts Major Leroy Gordon Cooper and Major Virgil I. Grisson in civilian clothes brief Kennedy on Gemini. The President with Senator George A. Smathers and Werner Von Braun at the base of Saturn. President Kennedy boards a United States Marine Corps (USMC) VH-3A helicopter. The helicopter takes off and lands on USNS ( United States Navy Ship ) Observation Island (T-AGM-23). President Kennedy wearing a sailor jacket meets the commander of the ship. He observes the Polaris missile launch from USS Andrew Jackson submarine on 16th November, 1963. President Kennedy talks to Major General Davis and Dr. Kurt Debus at the launch operations division of the NASA. He boards a Boeing VC-137C aircraft at Cape.
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