This film starts with a wonderful Mercury launch sequence. It shows a thriving aerospace industry in its prime. Viewers see an unsuccessful launch, lots of technology of the day (including transistor pocket radios) and 12 gallons of gas for $3.60. The film shows recreation, educational centers, and corporations and their space-related products. It describes the economic, cultural and population booms. Viewers see tactical missile launches and astronaut medical test equipment. The film predicts and shows a model of the Vehicle Assembly Building. It shows Miss Baker, the astro-monkey, Pensacola's School of Naval Aviation Medicine and Eglin Air Force Base in Fort Walton Beach. It is a tribute to the space program. Produced by Leroy Crooks; sponsored by FDC.
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