• Short Summary

    Blue Streak rocket is packed for the journey to Australia where it is to be launched into space.

  • Description

    Stevenage, Hertfordshire.

    GV. Pan, Blue Streak rocket in a hangar being wrapped in plastic covering getting ready to be transported to London docks prior to voyage to Australia. CU. Man watching. LV. As part of the plastic covering is rolled round the rocket. SV. Man lacing the covers together. GV. Pan, the rocket. SV. Mr Ted Wells and his wife who will travel with Blue Streak and stay in Australia. GV. The rocket completely wrapped on its carrier. CU. Man pressing hoist button. GV. Section of covering being lowered into place on the trailer, & LV. GV. Pan, part of the covering in place.

    CU. Workmen looking at rocket on test site during last year test of the rocket's Rolls Royce engine. GV. Blue Streak on its test pad. LV. Interior of control room. CU. Man looking through periscope. GV. As the rocket motors ignite. LV. As they go full blast. GV. The rocket on the pad with motors going full blast.

    GV. The trailer at De Havilland's, now ready to move off. SV. Pan, driver gets into his cab. GV. As the trailer comes down very narrow street in Knebworth Village, Hertfordshire. SV. Group of men watching. GV. The trailer comes towards and past camera.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:05:00 / 01:10:34:00

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