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Ephemeral Films

Ephemeral films are non-fiction films usually made for educational, industrial, or promotional purposes. The two classic ephemeral film collections found on the Archive are the Prelinger Archives and AV Geeks.



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A/V Geeks
by NASA; Lewis Research Center
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Presents several NASA projects scheduled for the duration of the 1980’s. Airplane computers and the XV-Tiltrotor are two of the subjects discussed. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, aviation, aeronautics
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Lewis Research Center
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eye 430

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Episode 2 of Moonwalk examines the testing procedures Apollo operators used to simulate the space environment. Also details the functions of the different stages of the Moon rocket. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, Apollo 11
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Lewis Research Center
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Reviews the Apollo missions to the moon and the information obtained. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topic: NASA, Apollo
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Lewis Research Center
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eye 628

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Shows Pioneer 10 pictures of Jupiter, the largest planet in the Solar System. The moons of Jupiter are revealed by the Voyager Spacecraft. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, Jupiter, Pioneer 10, Voyager
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Lewis Research Center
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eye 684

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In episode 4 of Journey Through the Solar System planet earth is examined from the vantage point of space. We learn about the atmosphere and magnetic field. We also view the world through the eyes of the Landsat observation satellite. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, Science, Earth, Landsat
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Lewis Research Center
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Animation and photography are used to illustrate the flight of Mariner X to Mercury and Venus. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, Mariner, Mercury, Venus
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Lewis Research Center
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NASA Images 3 To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topic: NASA
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Lewis Research Center
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Although a fledgling organization, NASA reaches several milestones in 1960-61. There are two highly successful unmanned orbital flights, the world’s first weather and passive communications satellites, and two manned suborbital flights. This video is part of the NASA at Work series produced by Lewis Research Center. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topic: NASA
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Lewis Research Center
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Dr. Antonio Lascano, of the University of Mexico, explores various hypothesis accounting for the origin of life on Earth. Prebiotic synthesis and cosmochemical synthesis are explained in the context of planetary evolution. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, evolution
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Lewis Research Center
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eye 1,301

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Episode 8 of the History of Space Travel series illustrates the major accomplishments of the Gemini two-man space flights and the significance of these flights to the Apollo program. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
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Topics: NASA, Mercury, Gemini
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Lewis Research Center
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Part of the 25 Years of Progress series produced by Lewis Research Center. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, Apollo
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Lewis Research Center
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Views one of the most progressive decades of the century for aeronautics. Details the use of wind tunnels for research and development. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, aviation, aeronautics
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Lewis Research Center
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Contains the original NASA film using animation and photography to illustrate the flight of Mariner 10 to Mercury and Venus. Dr. Bruce C. Murray comments on the mission and the new questions that have developed concerning the history of Mercury. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, Mercury the planet
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Lewis Research Center
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Highlights the mood of the people during the long-awaited Apollo 11 mission. This unprecedented journey captured the heart of all the world. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topic: NASA, Apollo 11
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Lewis Research Center
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eye 2,941

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In 1969 the first men land on the Moon. With the beginning of the seventies, NASA pursues its research in aeronautics and satellite technology. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topic: NASA, Apollo
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Lewis Research Center
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A look at the future and what it may hold for NASA, as well as a look at past accomplishments. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topic: NASA
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Lewis Research Center
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Host Larry Ross introduces NASA footage showing the efforts of unmanned space vehicles to provide photographs and other information about the moon in order to better prepare for landing a man there. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, lunar exploration
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Lewis Research Center
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This video is the fourth in a four part series that contains historic images of the United States’ space program. This episode for grades 4 to 12 contains two 1974 film segments about weightlessness aboard Skylab, NASA’s first space station. Why weightlessness occurs in spacecraft in low Earth orbit, Newton’s laws, and how fluids act in microgravity are described by scientist pilot Dr. Owen Garriott, who was on the crew of the second manned Skylab mission. Images of experiments being...
Topics: NASA, Skylab, zero gravity
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Lewis Research Center
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Using a film first released by NASA in 1962, explores what the space program is trying to accomplish, and what benefits are gained from it. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, Mercury
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Lewis Research Center
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In episode 4 of Journey Through the Solar System planet earth is examined from the vantage point of space. We learn about the atmosphere and magnetic field. We also view the world through the eyes of the Landsat observation satellite. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, Science, Earth, Landsat
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Lewis Research Center
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Host Larry Ross explores the recent knowledge gained about the nature of Venus, derived from fly-bys and probes. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, Venus, Pioneer
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Lewis Research Center
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This video is part of the 25 Years of Progress series produced by the Lewis Research Center. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topic: NASA, Mercury
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Lewis Research Center
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Recounts in detail the first American orbital spaceflight by astronaut John H. Glenn on February 20, 1962, also providing background on Project Mercury and the tracking network planned for the one-person Mercury missions. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, Mercury, Friendship 7
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Lewis Research Center
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In 1967, during a preflight test of the Apollo spacecraft, a fire erupts in the command module which kills three astronauts. As a result of the tragedy, the Apollo spacecraft is redesigned. In 1968 the Apollo program gains momentum with four flights: two unmanned and two manned. Apollo 8 astronauts circle the Moon 10 times. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, Apollo 1, Apollo 8
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Lewis Research Center
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Host Larry Ross introduces the NASA film, Mars, the search begins, which shows what Mars probes have revealed about the physical nature of the planet Mars. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, Mars
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Lewis Research Center
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This video is the second in a four part series that contains historic images of the United States’ space program. This episode for grades 4 to 12 includes two video segments documenting NASA highlights from 1967 and a 1968 Apollo flight. The 1967 highlights include the first unmanned test flight of the Saturn V moon rocket as well as footage showing satellite launches. A variety of experimental vehicles and satellites are reviewed including surveyors of the moon, lunar orbiters,...
Topics: NASA, Apollo
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Lewis Research Center
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1972-73 are busy years for NASA. Mariner 9 maps the entire surface of Mars, and Pioneer 10 returns the first closeup pictures of Jupiter. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, lunar exploration, Mariner 9, Pioneer 10, Jupiter
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Lewis Research Center
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Focuses on Neil Armstrong’s historical first step on the Moon’s surface. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, Apollo 11, Neil Armstrong
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Lewis Research Center
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The evolution of the NASA wind program is traced from 1973 to 1980. Wind turbines for producing energy are discussed extensively. This is part of the NASA at Work video series produced by Lewis Research Center. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, wind power
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Lewis Research Center
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Information about some of NASA's activities is included in four 30 minute episodes. Six topics are discussed in Episode 5: unistick vehicle controller to help the handicapped, the world's most powerful computer, a plane which changes the shape of its wings during flight, the space shuttle, testing water from space and four great observatories. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, aviation, technology
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Lewis Research Center
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Lewis Research Center 1990 Year-Ender To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, Lewis Research Center
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Lewis Research Center
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The Apollo-Soyuz mission marks the first joint US/USSR space mission. Two Viking spacecraft land on Mars and conduct the first extensive search for life on that planet. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, Apollo-Soyuz, Viking
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Lewis Research Center
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This video depicts aviation today and tomorrow: how we got where we are and where we plan to go. Topics covered include wind tunnels, power plants, materials, safety, comfort, and noise abatement. This video is part of the NASA at Work video series produced by Lewis Research Center. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, aviation, aeronautics
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Lewis Research Center
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Episode 9 of the History of Space Travel Series, presents the film “Debrief Apollo 8” which was released in 1969. It illustrates the story of mankind’s first orbit around the Moon as told with commentary on the significance of the Apollo 8 flight by several prominent Americans. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, Apollo 8, AS-503, Frank Borman, James Lovell, William Anders, Saturn V
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Lewis Research Center
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Episode 9 of Journey Through the Solar System focuses on planet Jupiter. The program summarizes the Pioneer 10 results and shows pictures of the largest planet in the Solar System. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, Jupiter, Pioneer 10
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Lewis Research Center
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Episode 8 of Journey Through the Solar System explores the question of life on Mars. It does not give a final yes or no on the life question, but it does describe the experiments and results of experiments done on the Martian surface in the search for life. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, Mars exploration