Why explore space?

United States, 1962

Film
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A thought-provoking film that raises questions in both science and social studies. What are the values of space research? How does it relate to world problems? How will new knowledge change your life? The theme is brought to life through a superbly documented historic event: the flight of John Glenn, first American to circle the Earth in space.

Credits

production company

Dimension Films

Language

English

Duration

00:17:48:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

30472

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social sciences

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Life change events

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Life change events

History → History

History → Science and civilization

History → United States - History - 20th century

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Creativity ability in science

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Discoveries (in science)

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Manned space flight

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Outer space - Exploration

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Science and civilization

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Space flight - History

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Space sciences - History

People → Glenn, John, 1921-

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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