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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Credits

production company

United States. National Aeronautics Space Administration

Louis de Rochemont Associates

WGBH Educational Foundation

Duration

00:28:13:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1960

Appears in

Inhabitants of the Planet Earth

Group of items

Inhabitants of the Planet Earth

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

009485

Language

English

Subject categories

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Rockets - History

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Rockets (Aeronautics)

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Science - Study and teaching

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

History → History

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Computer science

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Outer space - Exploration

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Rockets - History

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Satellites

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Science - Study and teaching

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Solar system

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Space flight - History

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Space sciences - History

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Space ships

Mathematics, Science & Technology → United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

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Sound

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16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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