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

Vice President Johnson at National Governor's Conference

232434
Date
July 1963
Collection
Video
Description
Starts with a military honor guard carrying an enormous cake into the gala dinner. Governor Bryant cuts the cake and the speeches begin. Johnson's remarks include comments on the unity of the U.S., "omens of change in the climate between the East and West," a reference to the Cuban missile crisis ("...
Video Details
25:55; B&W; sound; DA033

Senator George Smathers Reports - Senator Stuart Symington

253489
Date
ca. 1958
Collection
Video
Description
Senator George Smathers interviews Senator Stuart Symington of Missouri, former director of the Strategic Air Command. Senator Symington responds to President Eisenhower's 1958 State of the Union Address. He asserts that the United States is falling behind the Russians in missile research, bomber an...
Video Details
4:45; b&w; sound; V-184 AA329; M89-17

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

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...

President Kennedy on the Foreign Burden

232462
Date
1963
Collection
Video
Video Details
25:42; B&W; sound; V-196 DA074; M89-17
Description
President John F. Kennedy speaks at a Democratic fundraiser in Miami. The segment begins with a speech by Florida Representative Dante Fascell. Then, Senator George Smathers embarks on a lengthy speech during which the camera pauses several times. President Kennedy opens his speech with several jocu...

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: 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 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 ...

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - MOON RACE/ FOREIGN AID

253475
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:55; b&w; sound; V-181 AA298; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers responds to Soviet Union Premier Nikita Khrushchev's announcement that Russia is withdrawing from efforts to put a man on the moon. Smathers comments that America will continue working toward that goal. He also discusses a foreign aid bill. Produced by the Senate Recording Studi...

SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - RUSSIAN SPACE PROGRAM

253486
Date
ca. 1960s
Collection
Video
Video Details
4:50 ; b&w; sound; V-180 AA289; M89-17
Description
Sen. George Smathers comments on the establishment of a military government in the Dominican Republic. He explains his opposition to selling wheat to the Soviet Union. There is commentary on Russia's plan to put a man on the moon and America's determination to beat them to it. Produced by the Senate...

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 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...

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