This is the Space Age . . . a new and different age in which to live. Children - growing up - are affected by it. Families - living faster, better - are molded by it. Men - bringing new techniques, unique technologies, to basic industry - work with it.
The world is different. Our lives are different. And, in the Space Age, manufacturing is very different. Machines, assemblies, components, are much more complex . . . very much more critical. Today, the products of industry must function dependably under almost unbelievable operating requirements. Reliability is the basic ingredient in space age manufacture.
In the Space Age, new standards, new methods of manufacturing have changed our lives. This documentary recording lends perspective to the transformation.
The Sounds That Are Heard: Sputnik I Heartbeat of the dog, Laika, in Sputnik II Alan Shepard during re-entry of space capsule, Freedom 7 Montage: Test firing of various rockets and missiles, telephonic multi-frequency tones, blast furnace warning whistle, conveyor belt testing machine, continuous tape reader, jet passesX-15 Music produced and performed by an electronic digital computer Sophie Tucker, Al Jolson, Irene Bordoni Model "A" Ford Nieuport with Hispano engine Mrs. Robert Hutchings Goddard Goddard Rocket (simulated) Rudy Vallee, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Adolf Hitler, German troops and military band King Edward VIII, Bing Crosby, "Hindenburg" disaster reported by Station WLS announcer World War II bombardment, Winston Churchill, British convoy attacked by German Messerschmittsdescribed by BBC announcer U. S. Army sergeant and GI's. Japanese Special Envoy Nomura John Charles Daly, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, World War II battle sounds Air raid - London Atom bomb ("Operation Crossroads"), General Douglas MacArthur Sputnik I Heartbeat of Laika, Explorer I: blast-off Montage: Nike-Ajax, Minuteman, Snark, Corporal Tapping blast furnace, Stamping presses Heavy-duty sewing machine, L-Frame spinning machine, Tape-weaving loom Drilling and blowing oil well Edge grinder, Gasket cutter, Reclaiming cutter Montage: Passenger steam locomotive, Telegraph key, Radio code signal, B-52 Jet, Multi-frequency telephone tones Micro-grinder Bill Haley Bowling ball X-15 Yankee Stadium baseball crowd Montage: Explorer VII, Continuous tape reader, Continuous printer President Dwight D. Eisenhower - re-broadcast from space G. E. scientist bouncing voice off the moon Electronic digital computer programmed to play music Atlas - countdown and lift-off Conveyor belt test machine Dynamometer test: brake linings and clutch facings Hammer test: abrasive wheels Spin test: abrasive wheels Alan Shepard - recorded in space capsule Freedom 7 during flight
The Space Age The Age of Reliability is
narrated by John Charles Daly. Written by Cloyd Aarseth. Produced & directed by Bruce
Chapman. The announcer is Phil Tonken. Assistance from the following organizations made
this record possible:
John Charles Daly has received virtually every major award for distinguished radio and TV reporting in his 25 years as a professional newsman. While ABC Vice-President in charge of News, Special Events and Public Affairs, he left his distinctive mark on the Korean crisis, the 1952 and '56 conventions and campaigns, the Army-McCarthy hearings, the Hungarian rebellion, and other major stories.
John Daly's style is professional; his
insights quick and revealing. As his 1954 Peabody Award citation reads, "John Charles
Daly is primarily a reporterand a good one."