Men work over communication satellite Telstar and Syncom satellite is launched in the United States.
United States USA Date:1963 Duration:2 min 52 sec Sound:Yes
Space research programs of the National Aeronautics And Space Administration (NASA) in the United States. An orbiting solar observatory provides information about the upper atmosphere and radiations from the Sun. Echo, a passive communication satellite, in flight. It is a giant balloon that provides a surface from which radio signals are reflected. Men work over Telstar communication satellite before its launch. View of NASA's "Relay" satellite. Men draft the transferred data from Telstar. The launch of Syncom satellite. A man operates an instrument panel from a control station. Reel to reel tape deck spinning in background. Weather satellite Tiros-1. A man watches photographs of weather patterns sent by Tiros-1. Astronaut Joe Walker prepares for a manned flight. A NASA X-15 rocket powered aircraft parked at an airfield. The astronaut gets into the aircraft. The aircraft takes off attached to a Boeing B-52 for the space flight. The B-52 is NB-52A serial number 52-003, known as "The High and Mighty One." Shows aerial view at time of air-launch separation of X-15 from B-52, and ground views as the X-15 continues on its path toward sub-orbital space flight.
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