(1970) How does space exploration help us down here on earth? Find out what satellites were doing in the 1970s to improve our understanding of our home planet.

This film shows the role of applications satellites in solving Earthbound problems. The film illustrates what such satellites were doing in 1970, and what can be expected in the next decade, the 1970s, in such fields as performing Earth resources surveys, tracing and measuring pollution levels, locating mineral resources, making long-range weather forecasts, providing more precise Earth measurements, and improving navigation and communications.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration. (10/01/1958 - )

Motion Picture, Sound, and Video Records Section, Special Media Archives Services Division (NWCS-M), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD, 20740-6001.

Scientific satellites
Hughes, Charles, narrator
Headlee, Joseph, film producer and director
Merriken, George, film editor

Film Duration: 27 min