A SPECIAL NBC TV Broadcast broadest on Video Tape, recorded in Las Vegas, Nevada sponsored by General Motors Corporation. A retrospective on the age of flight and the dawn of the space age, climaxing a congress meeting at Las Vegas. Narrated by Bob Considine.
An NBC NEWS SPECIAL PROJECTS produced by Roy Neal.
At the World Congress of Flight in Las Vegas, Nevada,
representatives of 42 nations meet to discuss airship, missile, and space progress and plans. Bob Considine is host of this report from McCarran Field, Indiana Springs Gunnery Range and the Las Vegas Race Track.
A description of aviation now and in the future, descriptions by Bob Considine, Jacqueline Cochran, General Curtis Le May, Jimmy Doolittle, General Nathan Twining, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Bob Cummings, actor and Air Force Reserve officer, jet pilots Scott Crossfield and Capt. Bob White and others describe future airliners and space vehicles.
American and foreign aircraft, missiles and spaceships are described on the ground and in flight.
Discussions related to the X-15 is discussed, the F105 new fighter planes, and F106 defensive planes, as well as a segment on helicopters, and a half plane, half car vehicle.
Included are two General Motors plugs for their FIREBIRD 3 elaborate automobile, the most advanced ever built.
Dr. Edward Teller, called the father of the H-bomb, makes a plea for international amity in the conquest of space. Frank Lahm, one of the oldest pilots alive, a man who had been taught to fly by the Wright Brothers, winds up the telecast, saying there is no reason to doubt that man will travel in space.
NOTE: This peerless television audio air check survives only as audio preserved by Archival Television Audio, Inc.
Phil Gries has improved the audio track from its original marginal quality when originally broadcast on NBC TV April 19, 1959.