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Frontier to space

26 episodes, 1957, New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts

From WNET:

"This series of 26 fifteen minute programs deals with the fundamentals of rocketry and associated problems, attempting to present for the average intelligent layman some of the basic problems of jet propulsion and capabilities and limitations of rockets in the present status of rocket development. Considerable use is made of films of actual rocket tests and preparations, much of this material coming from official files at White Sands Proving Ground. The series was developed for the Center by the Physical Science Laboratory of the New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. White Sands Proving Ground (Fort Blass, Texas), the Applied Air Research Center at Sunspot, New Mexico, and Holloman Air Force Base also cooperated in the production. Narrator for the series is Dr. Russell K. Sherburne of New Mexico A&MA. It was produced by Paul Rader and Fred Lawrence."