Unissued / unused material.
American newsreel item.
Astronauts look ahead into space, Virginia, United States of America (USA).
CU men Space suits floating in gravity-free chamber. CU of the seven volunteers who will be trained as Mercury Astronauts. CU men shielding eyes with shades as they watch Space capsule being tested. MS Space capsule being subjected to eleven thousand degrees of heat. MS parachutes used for returning nose cone. CUs of the men looking at various pieces of equipment and clowning for cameras.
Among trainee astronauts seen are: Alan Shepard (first American man in Space) and Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin (Buzz Aldrin), Michael Collins (astronauts on first moon trip).