(USA) SV. Two US Pilots seated wearing new type (T.1.) suits. One rises and plugs into instrument panel. SV. Type operating instruments pan to pilot in space suit being inflated. MS. Pilots walking into strato-trainer chamber. MS. Pilots walking out of strato-chambers. CU. Pilot taking...
Inventor Carl Rich wears a special suit that allows him to fly at great heights in a biplane.
Material relating to newsreel story "Their Last Countdown" - 67/10.
Seven men chosen to be America's first astronauts - includes Neil Armstrong & Alan Shepard.
Rat fitted with special space suit and put into centrifugal machine for research purposes.
Astronaut John Glenn prepares for space travel, excellent shots of rocket taking off.
Germans are looking into America's space advancement.
Development of space suits for US astronauts at the Wright Air Development Centre, Ohio.