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    Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    Looking out over calm sea. (Shaky camera). MS Apparatus on side of US navy destroyer Noa for recovery of United States astronaut Lieutenant Colonel John Glenn's space capsule from sea after his orbit of earth. LS Glenn's capsule in sea. MS Glenn's capsule being lifted out of sea. Helicopter over sea. MS Glenn's capsule being lowered on to the deck. Various shots, United States Marine helicopters prepare to take off. They are transferring Glenn to another ship. MS Glenn sitting in hatch of helicopter. MS Helicopter takes off carrying Glenn.

    Various shots, Marines crowd the deck of aircraft carrier USS Randolph awaiting Glenn's helicopter. LS The wake of the carrier. Aerial shot of USS Noa from helicopter. Various shots, relaxed sailors on deck and on the bridge of the USS Noa. Aerial shot, looking down at heli pad on deck of destroyer Noa. Various shots of the Noa from alongside.

    Various shots, the space capsule secured with ropes to the side of USS Noa. Glenn soon after his exit from his capsule, being winched up into a navy helicopter, helicopter flies off. MS Through door of capsule, Glenn still in flight position. MS US Navy helicopter carrying Glenn lands on deck of aircraft carrier USS Randolph in poor light. LS Glenn accompanied by Navy officers walks across flight deck, greets fellow officer, MS stands at podium and signs papers. MS US Navy fighter jets being prepared for take off. MS Good shots, fighter jets taking off from aircraft carrier Randolph, pan with jet. (3 shots). MS and CU Glenn greets officer on deck of Randolph and signs papers from a different camera angle. MS Relaxed Glenn smiles and waves.

    Note: Date on original record: 20/02/1962. Offcuts and unused material, probably from item 62/17.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:32:00 / 01:41:14:00
    UN 3614 A
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    UN 3614 A
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