|The Rainbow Bombs - DVD |
Nukes in Space.
Through newly declassified film footage and government documents, this fascinating documentary - narrated by William Shatner - examines America's top-secret, upper atmosphere, Cold War atomic tests.
You'll study the history of military rockets, beginning with the Nazi V2s that rained down on England in World War II; view newsreels of the Cuban Missile Crisis and footage of U.S. missiles blowing up on their launch pads; hear recordings of White House meetings in which President Kennedy and top advisors discuss the thermonuclear "Rainbow Bombs" testing; uncover the effects of the tests; and more. Color, 53 minutes.
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|The V-2 in America - DVD |
While the use of the German V-2 (the world's first ballistic missile) during World War II is widely known, the story of its post-war testing in America remains largely untold - until now!
This DVD includes coverage of V-2 assembly, testing and launches in Nazi Germany at the Peenemünde research center; The V-2 in America, which examines post-World War II V-2 research at White Sands Proving Grounds and at Cape Canaveral; footage of a 1947 V-2 launch from the USS Midway (CV-41) and of Bumper WAC flights B-8 and B-7 (the first V-2 launches from the Cape Canaveral launch facility in 1950); the USAF-produced Guided Missiles; the 1963 film, The Cape; the documentary Laboratories Beyond the Sky; a "modeler's notes" audio track; and more. Color and B&W, 4 hrs. 25 min.
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