keywords: cold war, atlas icbm, inter-continental ballistic missile, rocket launch, missile launch, atlas production facility
Synopsis: Deployment of the SM-65 Atlas Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) in 1961 to Atlas sites near Warren Air Force Base Wyoming and Offutt AFB, Nebraska. Close-up of signs “Atlas ICBM Missile Site, Authorized Personnel Only” and “This is A National Defense Area”... (read more)
Unedited footage. Truck driving to gate and stopping, driver shows pass to guard and drives in. Long shot pan right to show Atlas site at Offutt AFB from Guidance and Operations Building to ground coffin-type Atlas launcher. Guidance and Operations Building at Atlas site, pan up from the Communications Building to tower with antennas on top. Re-entry vehicle storage building at Atlas launch site, airman working in Guidance and Operations Center on communications wiring. Several scenes of Interior of Atlas control center at Warren AFB, Wyoming, showing airmen and officers operating control consoles and panels.
Close-up of erection of missile. Long shots of the erection of three Atlas missiles in launch complexes, close-up of erected Atlas, camera pans across each launcher to show Atlas in raised position. Aerial views of Atlas ICBM launch complexes. Several scenes of the Atlas E series missile production line at the Convair Astronautics plant. Scenes from several cameras of launch and programmed flight of Atlas 9E, 24 February 1961 from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Tracking camera footage of launch and programmed flight of Atlas ICBM. Different camera angles of same launch.