U.S. Engineers Prepare to Launch An Improved Weather Satellite Ca. 1960Streaming Video - 1960
Following the successful Soviet launch of the Sputnik satellite in 1957, the United States entered into a "space race" with the Soviet Union. Each country attempted to develop new satellites and spacecraft that they felt would prove the superiority of their respective economic systems during the rivalry of the cold war. In 1960, the United States launched a greatly improved weather satellite that would help forecasters predict the weather with greater accuracy.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : WPA Film Library, 
Copyright Date: ©1960
Characteristics: video file,rda 1 online resource (1 video file (2 min., 19 sec.)) : sound