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Cosmic Ray Balloon

Series

Series Name
Carrousel Britanico

Issue

Issue No.
14
Date Released
Sep 1965
Length of issue (in feet)
814
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1Cosmic Ray Balloon
  2. 2Radio Astronomy
  3. 3Brazilian Art In London
  4. 4Making Rope In Britain
  5. 5Atlantic College

Story

Story No. within this Issue
1 / 5
Summary
COI synopsis: Floating above the English countryside is a huge balloon. It was sent up by British scientists to help them with the exploration of the atmosphere. Attached to it is a geiger counter which measures the intensity of cosmic rays. Balloons such as these together with rockets and satellites, are slowly probing the secrets of the universe and bringing to man knowledge which until now has been beyond his reach.
Keywords
Science and technology; Space
Written sources
COI Catalogue Cards [BFI National Archive]
COI Microfilm Roll 44 [BFI National Archive]   Used for synopsis
COI Reference
MI 1168/14
Credits:
Production Co.
British Pathe Ltd.
Sponsor
Central Office of Information (COI)

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Film Archive

Name
British Film Institute (BFI)
Email
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Web
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Phone
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Fax
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Address
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Notes
The BFI National Archive also preserves the original nitrate film copies of British Movietone News, British Paramount News, Empire News Bulletin, Gaumont British News, Gaumont Graphic, Gaumont Sound News and Universal News (the World War II years are covered by the Imperial War Museum).
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