Gas explosion in New York & unsuccessful launching of America's first satellite.
United States of America (USA).
GAS MAIN EXPLOSION
GV. Times Square, New York, column of flames shooting up from road. GV. Cars in foreground with snow over them - fire raging in background. GV. Firemen tackling blaze. SV. Main burning. SV. Pan, firemen with hoses. SV. Onlookers. GV. Blaze and firemen.
VANGUARD BLOWS UP
Cape Canaveral, Florida.
GV. Vanguard rocket standing ready for firing. GVT. Smoke begins to pour out and rocket bursts into fire - flames leap and rocket starts to topple over. As it falls, there is a big explosion and screen is filled with flame and smoke. GV. Smouldering black smoke on rocket site.
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