• Short Summary

    Prince Philip opens London Planetarium - America launches second satellite.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Man And The Stars".

    London. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh opens the London Planetarium.

    GV Ext. Planetarium. GV Int. Duke of Edinburgh walking into auditorium where planetarium projector stands. SV Duke talking to Dr Henry King who operated the control panel. LV Planetarium projector. CU Duke with Dr King looking at the projector. CU One of the star globes. SV Projector. CU Planetary framework, Mercury, Venus, Mars and Jupiter. GV "Southern Cross". GV Projector with Dr King at control panel. CU "Sun" knob being turned. GV Projector producing "Sun" and being silhouetted by the glare.

    United States of America (USA). Second American Satellite Launched.

    CU Scientist holding satellite on it can be seen antennae and rectangular windows which are solar batteries which draw energy from the sun to power the radio. CU Satellite. Angle shot Vanguard rocket which is to launch satellite. SV Satellite lying in position in open nose of rocket. LV Vanguard as it stands ready for launching. SV Writing on nose of rocket. GV Rocket ready for launching. CU Scientist in control room in Cape Canaveral, Florida. GV Vanguard takes off. LV Rocket rising. GV Vanguard speeds upwards. CU Camera lenses. GV looking at Capitol building in Washington DC, and Vanguard computing centre. LV Int. Computing centre. SV Electronic map showing moon in orbit round the earth. Animated shot satellite circling earth.

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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:
    01:00:26:00 / 01:02:15:00

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