Testing Rockets At Woomera Rocket Range

Title:
Testing Rockets At Woomera Rocket Range
NFSA ID:
19349
Year:
1957
Courtesy:
National Film Board
Category:
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Rocket making and launching tests the limits of science and technology at Woomera in South Australia, the longest rocket range in the Western World.

Testing Rockets at Woomera Rocket Range is an excerpt from the film Rocket Range Australia, produced in 1957 by the Commonwealth Film Unit in association with the Department of Supply.

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Rocket Range Australia: When this film was made in the late 1950s, the Australian Government’s Weapons Research Establishment in South Australia used what was then cutting-edge technology for rocket research and testing. This film provides a fascinating insight into the work carried out at the sprawling Salisbury complex of offices, laboratories and workshops and at Woomera, home to both the world’s longest rocket range and a purpose-built township in the middle of the desert.