Planet earth: science in space

United States, 1960

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Episode of Series “Inhabitants of the Planet Earth”.
Traces the development of space research; explains the need for satellites, rockets and other space probes; demonstrates how such tools operate; shows how their findings are reported; and discusses what they have contributed to our knowledge of space and of the solar system. Includes actual scenes of the assembly of instruments, the launching of satellites, and of the operation of tracking stations and computing centres.

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United States. National Aeronautics Space Administration

Louis de Rochemont Associates

WGBH Educational Foundation



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Inhabitants of the Planet Earth

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