• Short Summary

    After a Jan 11 press conference on progress in America's "Project Mercury" man-into-space programme, Major John Glenn, one of the astronauts in training, demonstrated the pilot's techniques at the controls of a capsule trainer at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Research Centre, Langley Field, Virginia.

  • Description

    After a Jan 11 press conference on progress in America's "Project Mercury" man-into-space programme, Major John Glenn, one of the astronauts in training, demonstrated the pilot's techniques at the controls of a capsule trainer at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Research Centre, Langley Field, Virginia.

    Wearing a space-flight suit, he was eased into a dummy capsule and put through simulated take-off and flight routines beginning with a voice in his earphones saying "Launch control all ready. Stand by for count down."
    Officials sources have said an attempt to fire a man on a non-orbiting ballistic flight-125-miles high and 200 out over the Atlantic-might be made in late March or early April 1961. As a preliminary test, a Chimpanzee may be sent on a non-orbiting flight in the very near future.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA290SSMRN887SAGKFERNCZSEA4
    Media URN:
    VLVA290SSMRN887SAGKFERNCZSEA4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/01/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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