German rocket physicist Wernher Von Braun lectures at press conference about space launch vehicles
United States USA Date:1958 Duration:3 min 29 sec Sound:Yes
German rocket physicist Wernher Von Braun gives recorded and broadcast lecture about Space Launch vehicles. He sits at a table containing models, including one of the Juno II space launch vehicle. Speaking in German, he addresses an audience, discussing capabilities of the Juno 2 vehicle and requirements for achieving escape velocity and other facets of space flight. He refers to the Explorer 1 satellite in his remarks. After Dr. Braun completes his comments, he stands and leaves, revealing a chart illustrating the ideas of his talk. Also seen is a blackboard listing velocities that have already been achieved by rockets and noting the escape velocity needed to achieve earth orbit. These blackboard notes are all written in English. German scientist, Albert Zeiler, is seen momentarily at a seat in front of the blackboard.
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