Space Center

232449
Date
early 1970s
Collection
Video
Description
This film gives an overall look at Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral. It includes visitors riding the Lunar Rover vehicle and a look at some of the animals in the Cape Preserve.
Video Details
8:30; color; sound; V-64 BA044; S. 828

Apollo and Gemini

252882
Date
1960s
Collection
Video
Description
This film shows actual space footage, Cape Kennedy footage, and spacecraft construction footage. It shows a launch and a spacewalk. Produced by WFSU-TV.
Video Details
30:00; color; silent; V-128 DA065; S.1239

Florida: Moonport USA

232391
Date
Early 1960s
Collection
Video
Description
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 ...
Video Details
15:00; B&W; sound; V-9; CA077; S. 828

Florida Profile of Progress

253083
Date
1957
Collection
Video
Description
This is an edited, shortened version of DA051. This film tells how Florida is a growing market for industry, showing various plants' employees sunning and golfing. Viewers see Martin (aerospace), phosphate mining, paper and pulp, citrus and other produce. Cattle, seafood, hydroelectric power, gas pi...
Video Details
12:30; color; sound; V-9 BA087; S.828

Menu for an Astronaut

232445
Date
1967
Collection
Video
Description
This film, which takes place in a Whirlpool facility, opens with a quick-cut sequence of a chef holding different kinds of food. The chef explains how new food processes were created to feed the astronauts. The film describes NASA diet requirements, showing some food preparation for astronauts in "s...
Video Details
13:25; color; sound; CA014

City With A New Look

252950
Date
1960
Collection
Video
Description
This film gives a look at Orlando in the days before Disney. Viewers see downtown, citrus groves, a cattle farm, the Central Florida Fair and aircraft at nearby air bases. Hotels, motels, apartments, residential areas, schools, churches, community buildings, civic club buildings and recreation (incl...
Video Details
19:50; color; sound; V-82 CA174; S. 828

Senator George Smathers Reports - America's Manned Space Program

253446
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:23; b&w; sound; V-183 AA320; M89-17
Description
Sen. Spessard Holland acts as host of Sen. George Smathers' television program. Renowned scientist Lloyd Brickner advocates the continuance of the Manned Space Program, specifically the "moon race." He details the space program's contributions to the fields of medicine, science, technology, military...

Fifteen Years with 4-WTVJ

245398
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Description
Host Ralph Rennick shows footage and stories that Miami TV station WTVJ collected in its first 15 years on the air. Mitchell Wolfson, co-host, founded the station, as well as Wometco Enterprises. There are scenes of the 1951 Orange Bowl Parade, the 1951 Senate Crime Hearings in Dade County on gamb...
Video Details
1964/29:25; B&W; sound; V-95 DA044; S. 828

FLORIDA ROCKET LAUNCH

253088
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
1:08; b&w; silent; V-184 AA335; S.828
Description
This film has footage of a missile launch conducted at night at Cape Kennedy. Produced by Telenews.

FLORIDA ROCKET LAUNCH

253089
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
1:01; b&w; silent; V-184 AA336; S.828
Description
This film has footage of a missile launch conducted during the day at Cape Kennedy. Produced by Telenews.

AEROJET GENERAL CORPORATION

252867
Date
1964
Collection
Video
Video Details
5:00; b&w; sound; V-45 AA138; S. 828
Description
This film shows the Aerojet facility in Dade County, maker of solid fuel rocket engines and the fuel they use. Viewers see the opening ceremony of the facility with Governor Farris Bryant and FDC Chairman Wendell Jarrard. The film shows a Polaris at the end. Produced by FDC.

BICENTENNIAL CAPE KENNEDY

252894
Date
1976
Collection
Video
Video Details
1:00; color; sound; V-239 AA431; S. 828
Description
This film gives a brief historical look at Cape Kennedy, " Florida's gateway to the final frontier." It shows a rocket launch, the visitors center and several space exploration vehicles. Produced by the Florida Development Commission and the Florida Bicentennial Commission.

GOV. FARRIS BRYANT PRESS CONFERENCE

253179
Date
28-May-64
Collection
Video
Video Details
11:38; b&w; sound, V-235 BA339; S. 828
Description
Gov. Bryant comments on giving assistance to Jacksonville Mayor Haydon Burns in the gubernatorial race, the invasion of US airspace by Cuban jets and Florida 's space industry. This film has several in-camera edits and some issues with contrast fluctuation. This footage also appears on DA109. Produc...

GOV. FARRIS BRYANT PRESS CONFERENCE

253181
Date
5-Dec-64
Collection
Video
Video Details
27:41; b&w; sound; V-225 DA108; S. 828
Description
Gov. Bryant responds to press questions regarding such topics as the changing of Cape Canaveral's name to Cape Kennedy, opposition to federal aid for education, the Genesis Report, site selection for a new university in central Florida, the National Governors' Conference and liquor licenses in Polk ...

PROJECT DELTA ECHO I

253411
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
1:58; b&w; silent; V-184 AA334; S. 828
Description
This film begins with a group of men inflating a huge silver weather balloon in an aircraft hangar. Next, they fold the balloon into a satellite resembling a pinball. Then, there are scenes of a rocket being prepared for launch. The rocket is filmed taking off, followed by animated scenes of the roc...

RIVER FLOWED NORTH

253419
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
13:10; color; sound; V-84 CA122; S. 828
Description
This film shows Sanford and some of its businesses, such as Cobia Boats. Viewers see Sanford Airport, Auto Train, shopping, residences, churches, a zoo, banks, medical facilities, Daytona Speedway, single shots of various attractions, Kennedy Space Center, colleges, public schools and Sanford Naval ...

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - JIM PYLE INTERVIEW

253482
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:36; b&w; sound; V-180 AA282; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers interviews Jim Pyle, the director of the Civil Aeronautics Administration, regarding assignment of air space for use by civil and military aircraft. He briefly mentions the Airport Development Program and the allotment of funding Florida will receive as their share of it. Produc...

TWENTY YEARS OF NASA

253585
Date
Sepbember 11, 1978
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:43; color; sound; V-185 AA351; S.1239
Description
This film provides a brief overview of the 20-year history of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. It includes historical footage of the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo space programs. There are scenes of a spacewalk, astronauts on the moon and the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project of July 1975 whe...

FLORIDA: PROFILE OF PROGRESS

253084
Date
1957
Collection
Video
Video Details
28:00; color; sound; V-89 DA051; S.828
Description
This is long version of BA087. It tells how Florida is a growing market for industry, showing various plants' employees sunning and golfing. See Martin (aerospace), Pratt and Whitney, phosphate mining, paper and pulp, citrus and other produce. Cattle, seafood, hydroelectric power, gas pipeline, airp...

FLORIDA AND THE SPACECENTER : PARTNERS IN PROGRESS

253095
Date
Late 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
22:15; color; sound; V-7 DA013; S.828
Description
This film gives a little early space program history and then describes the economic impact that space-related industry has on several counties close to Cape Canaveral. It informs the viewer that utilities and other infrastructure needed to be improved and expanded. As the population grew, so did le...

FLORIDA: SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW

253094
Date
n.d.
Collection
Video
Video Details
14:30; color; sound; V-9 CA135; S.828
Description
This film shows many forms of transportation through the years. It then shows St. Augustine, Pensacola, Fort Pickens, Pensacola Beach, Panama City Beach, Florida Caverns, the Old Capitol, Killearn Gardens, Jacksonville, Fort Clinch in Fernandina, Orlando, Bok Tower, beach buggies on Daytona Beach an...

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