Sunday, January 2, 2011

Floyd Odlum Talks About Vultee's Nuclear-Powered Airplane

Just uploaded at YouTube are several episodes of the Longines Chronoscope, a thrice weekly, 15 minute news program that ran from 1951 to 1955.

In this 15 minute installment, Floyd Odlum, one of the richest men in the world at the time, and married to Jacqueline Cochran, most famous woman aviator of the time - with several world records to her credit - talks about the fact that his company, Vultee, has just been given a contract to develop an atomic powered plane.

(For those of this reading this on the Kindle, you of course can't see the video. Just use your computer, go to YouTube, and do a search on Floyd Odlum.

In addition to this Longines episode, you'll also see a video, created by school kids, about Jackie Cochran. It's fun to watch.

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