Basically, the Powers of Ten is a 1968 American documentary short film written and directed by Ray Eames and her husband, Charles Eames, depicting the relative scale of the Universe in factors of ten.
This film has been stuck in my mind since being wowed by it in my junior high school science class. Believe me, most of the filmfare we got in school was pretty dry stuff!
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by Martin Caidin
illustration by Fred L. Wolff
X-1, Jack Russell, Chuck Yeager & the ground crew stand underneather the mothership loaded and ready to go with the experimental X-1 rocket plane aka Glamorous Glennis.
Jack Russell was also Chuck Yeager's Crew Chief - pictured front and center.
Jack was a technical advisor for the movie "The Right Stuff." He even had a cameo role as the janitor who sawed the broom handle needed to close the hatch after Yeager broke his ribs.
White Sands Missile Range static display of the twisted remains of a flown V-2 and in the background a rocket configured to test an Apollo capsule configuration, nicnamed "Little Joe."
The first view of the Earth as seen from space, from a camera mounted on a captured German V-2 rocket, launched October 24, 1946 at White Sands, USA.