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Army Satellites Documentary DVD
The Big Picture documentary Army Satellites is a fascinating look at the very early days of the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union. This documentary tells the story of Explorers I and III. It details the crucial 84 days before launching Explorer I.
The story begins on the morning of November 8, 1957, at Huntsville, Alabama. starting with a sudden meeting called by Major General John B. Medaris with his staff which included Dr. Wernher von Braun. The film the depicts the dramatic sequences leading into the final "countdown" in the blockhouse at Cape Canaveral, Florida. "Army Satellites" is an actual step-by-step documentary filmed over a five month period by Army Signal Corps cameramen and is narrated by Alexander Scourby.
The total run time of this DVD is 28 minutes. Below are some scenes from this film:
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