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Series
Atomic Energy Commission Films
Episode Number
14
Episode
Our Nearest Star
Producing Organization
Atomic Energy Commission
Contributing Organization
Library of Congress (Washington, District of Columbia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/512-xs5j961d26
NOLA Code
ATFQ
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Description
Episode Description
Our Nearest Star describes the research and development of the SNAP (Systems for Nuclear Auxiliary Power) generator, and the safety factors involved, its future use in space satellites, and the first launching on a Thor Able Star Rocket at Cape Canaveral, Florida. Running Time: 12:04 (Description adapted from documents in the NET Microfiche)
Series Description
The future of the universe lies in the smallest piece of that universe the atom. Atomic Energy Films are designed to create an awareness of the force of atomic energy in our society. These films explore the excitement of discovery, the fulfillment of development, and the reaping of benefits from mankinds giant servant atomic energy. The subject matter ranges from the basic principles of the atom to research and development and atomic energy in the community. Because of the wide range in subject matter, this group films cannot be considered a (traditional) series. It is rather a package of 14 films of varying lengths that cover many non-related topics under the general topic of atomic energy. (Description adapted from documents in the NET Microfiche)
Broadcast Date
1958-00-00
Asset type
Episode
Topics
Education
Science
Media type
Moving Image
Credits
Producing Organization: Atomic Energy Commission
AAPB Contributor Holdings
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2332060-1 (MAVIS Item ID)
Format: 16mm film
Generation: Copy: Access
Color: B&W
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Citations
Chicago: “Atomic Energy Commission Films; 14; Our Nearest Star,” 1958-00-00, Library of Congress, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed June 20, 2024, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-512-xs5j961d26.
MLA: “Atomic Energy Commission Films; 14; Our Nearest Star.” 1958-00-00. Library of Congress, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. June 20, 2024. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-512-xs5j961d26>.
APA: Atomic Energy Commission Films; 14; Our Nearest Star. Boston, MA: Library of Congress, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-512-xs5j961d26