This color educational film "Man Into Space" was part of a series created by Explorer Productions. It was produced and directed by Edward Scherer and written by Anne MacKenzie. This episode of "Man Into Space" focuses on the history of satellite technology, and the race between the USA and Soviet Union to put a man in orbit. It was released in 1970.
Opening titles: Man Into Space Part III: Satellites and Man in Orbit (:06-:20). Astronaut Ed White performs the first American spacewalk during the Gemini 4 mission on June 3, 1965. Dr. Hibbs speaks to the viewer about space and draws on paper how a rocket must fly to leave the earth (:21-2:17). Rocket is launched into the sky, gets further and further away. Animation shows it leaving the atmosphere and into orbit around the earth. Dr. Hibbs explains the far point of the orbit and draws this out. Animated satellite in space above the earth. Dr. Hibbs explains the point of the orbit closest to Earth is called perigee, while the point farthest from Earth is known as apogee. Orbital decay is explained (2:18-4:22). Dr. Hibbs speaks. Men design a rocket. Staging: placing one rocket on top of another. A rocket is launched into the sky. In the 1950s, Redstone rocket is tested. Wernher von Braun works with rocket designs. Rocket is launched (4:23-6:16). Vanguard rocket is built in 1957. Sputnik 1 is launched by the Russians in 1957. Animation shows the satellite orbiting the earth. One month later was Sputnik 2, which carried a dog, the first space traveler. Vanguard rocket starts to take off and falls back, exploding on the launchpad, a huge fireball. Russian scientists at work (6:17-7:45). Dr. Hibbs speaks. Russians create giant rocket boosters. Eighty days after Sputnik 1, USA launches Explorer 1. A modified Redstone rocket put it into orbit. Vanguard 1 and Explorer 3 follow in time (7:46-9:29). Satellites in space. Telemetry is discussed by Dr. Hibbs. Computers at work. Van Allen Belts are shown. Men at work on a satellite. Animation shows a satellite at work. Storm winds, a heavy rain storm. Weather satellites around earth. Weather patterns are shown (9:30-11:48). Solar sun flares. Echo 1 being inflated in space. Dr. Hibbs speaks on satellites and sending man to space (11:49-13:12). Astronauts train in weightless conditions. Men perform tests and are checked. Mercury program. The first astronaut is Ham, the chimp. 1961 - Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin is the first man to orbit the earth. Gagarin goes up the stairs, gets into his capsule on the rocket. Rocket is launched. Gagarin is shown inside the space capsule (13:13-16:05). American rocket is launched. Capsule splashes down into the ocean. Atlas was the booster, Mercury capsule on top. John Glenn is launched into space in 1962. Glenn orbits the earth. Glenn returns to earth. A ticker tape parade for John Glenn. People cheer (16:06-18:37). Scientists and engineers. Russian cosmonauts. On June 16, 1963, aboard Vostok 6, Soviet Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman to travel into space. A space walk. Parade for the cosmonauts (18:38-19:36). Dr. Hibbs speaks on the space program. Engineers design space capsules/rockets. Docking spacecraft. Astronaut Ed White performs a spacewalk during the Gemini 4 mission on June 3, 1965. Gemini 6 and Gemini 7 in space. Crafts are very near one another. Gemini 9 is launched. Gemini 10 (19:37-22:10). Dr. Hibbs talks about what's coming next, the Apollo mission (22:11-22:52). End credits (22:53-23:41).
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