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Frontier Beyond the Sky

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York University, Toronto, Ontario: 16mm.


University of Waterloo Audiovisual Services Catalog.
"Describes the IGY (International Geophysical Year) rocket program for upper atmosphere research carried out by the United States in 1967 and discusses the rocket instruments used and experiments connected with the study of the structure and dynamics of the upper atmosphere. Explains how research teams at Fort Churchill, Canada used the Aerobee, Nike-Cajun and Rockoon rockets to conduct tests aimed at gaining knowledge related to solar ray radiation, aurora borealis phenomenon, properties of the ionosphere, intensity of primary cosmic rays at different latitudes, and structure and temperature of the upper atmosphere."