This is a 1960’s era, color film presented by PHILCO, WDL Division, a division of The Ford Motor Company. The film is a PHILCO informative piece that showcases the work behind the scenes that the company is doing to keep the space program in good communication systems. It opens with the sun over the water, :12. Footage of rocket launching, :42. Liftoff from launchpad, 1:15. Animation of a communications satellite in space, 1:51. Footage of NASA employee at Mission Control, 2:05. Astronaut in capsule, 2:24. Helicopter over the ocean, 2:37. Space capsule floats in the ocean, 2:46. Air Force General Thomas S. Power appears, 3:01. (General Thomas Sarsfield Power (June 18, 1905 – December 6, 1970) was commander in chief of the Strategic Air Command and an active military flier for more than 30 years.) Space animation, 3:12. Satellite animation, 3:24. U.S Capitol, 3:39. Pentagon, 3:46. Earth based, satellite station, 4:05. Satellite dish animation of transmission waves, 4:34. Man on teletype receives communications from a satellite, 5:00. Satellite command center, 5:22. Communication operators at command center, 6:00. Huge satellite dish is shown, 6:20. Communications engineer at a chalkboard, 6:44. Engineers at drafting tables, 7:20. Miniature space borne transmitter, 7:56. Manufacturing electronic communication devices, 8:25. Large freezer is opened and has frost coming out due to the extreme temperature, 9:04. Large antennae, 60’ in diameter at PHILCO’S Western Development laboratory, 9:40. Spinning antennae, 10:10. People in a classroom learning about electronics, 10:25. Men pressing buttons on communication consoles, 11:00. Man working on circuit board, 11:18. Rocket on launch pad, 12:04. Illustration of spacecraft firing in space, 12:20. Rocket in midflight with engines firing, 12:44. Air Force Major General, Ben Funk, Commander, 12:53. Three pronged antennae slowly spins on its axis, 13:20. Closes with footage of airborne rocket, 14:15.
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