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Project Argus

Mostly talking-head (with some pictures and captions) by Frank Shelton on Department of Defense Project Argus. This consisted of 3 high-altitude nuclear weapons explosions, sea-launched, in summer 1958. Discusses strategic as well as scientific reasons for project; connection with discovery of naturally occurring radiation belts (Van Allen belts); also Explorer I satellite. Mention and pictures of some Caltech persons, including W. Pickering, L. DuBridge and C. Millikan. Shelton is Caltech alumnus. Produced by ITT Industries. Color. Video tape not dated.


ID: 2000-00243
Shelton, Frank

Creation Jan. 1, 1999

MEDIUM: Video Tape; FORMAT: VHS; LENGTH: approx. 1 hr. 6 min.; QUANTITY: 1

Topics: Physics, Nuclear weapons

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