The Big Picture: Tularosa Frontier 1960

Caption The Big Picture: Tularosa Frontier 1960
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Length 00:28:38
Description Historical achievements and progress of the White Sands Missile Range in developing missiles for national defense. Opening with a review of the historical highlights of the Tularosa Basin, brief sequences are shown of Spanish conquistadores, early-day prospectors, wagon trains, cowboys, Indians, and the Cavalry, culminating in the first "A" bomb explosion which took place on the present-day White Sands Missile Range. The body of the film goes on to scenes of an early-day V-2 missile test. There follow brief sequences of technological "firsts" achieved at White Sands (e.g., missile-borne camera shots of the earth, the Viking missile, high-speed sled tests, static motor tests, and many others. Back dropped by the Oregon Mountains of New Mexico, "Tularosa Frontier" becomes a picture posing the question: "What does the future hold?"
Format SD
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Width: 720
Height: 480
Model Releases on File: No
Property Releases on File: No
Year: 1960
Decade: 1960s
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