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    Cape Canaveral, Florida, United States of America (USA).

    Title reads '22 Orbits! The Amazing Flight of Astronaut Cooper'.

    Various shots of American astronaut Major L. Gordon Cooper being fitted into his space suit before taking off for his trip around the Earth. MS. Major Cooper enters transfer van to take him to the launching pad. Various shots of the transfer van being led out of the gates of missile test centre by a car with flashing light on top. LS. Launching pad at Cape Canaveral at night illuminated. MV. Looking into beams of searchlights along side of road. GV. Transfer van arriving at pad. MS. Some engineers who work at the Cape looking on. Various shots of the Major Cooper getting out of transfer van and climbing into the elevator in gantry. Several shots of the elevator moving up - library film of John Glenn's flight. LS. Dawn, now the launching pad can be seen more easily. MS. Cameramen setting up their equipment. LS. The gantry pulls away from the Atlas rocket, it blasts off and begins to rise. Various shots of the crowds in various places across America listening and watching television reports on the launch. Several shots of flame at tail of rocket, it rises high. Various animated sketches of the capsules expected flight, also of the re-entry and splash. Various shots of the people on street buying newspapers from stall on the flight progress. MS. New York taxi driver listening to car radio and woman holding transistor radio to her ear. Air view of aircraft carrier Kearsarge with helicopters in attendance sailing towards splash area, members of the crew spell the name of the capsule 'Faith Seven' - air shot. More animated shots of the capsule's progress. MS. Members of the crew of Kearsarge looking through binoculars. GV. Looking towards splash area of the sea. MLV. 'Faith Seven' capsule bobbing in sea. CU. Astronaut Cooper after flight.


    Date found in the old record - 16/05/1963.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:43:00 / 01:38:16:00
    UN 3739 C
    Sort Number:
    UN 3739 C
  • Appears in...

    Travel & Exploration Science & Technology
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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