The two man Gemini flight to the moon and its return; Ranger Nine sends live photos of moon.
Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.
American newsreel item. Title reads: "America's Double Space Success: Flight of the 'Molly Brown' - Live Pictures From Moon"
Cape Kennedy, Florida, United States of America (USA).
LS Good shot of Cape Kennedy. Various shots, the two astronauts, Lieutenant Commander John Young and Major Gus Grissom, in space suits alight from transfer van and climb into gantry lift on the launching pad to make their two man Gemini flight to the moon. MS Lift moving up gantry. LS The Titan Two Rocket on pad. Various shots, astronauts being put into their space capsule, the "Molly Brown", they lie on their backs at this stage. MS The space capsule being released from gantry. LS The Titan rocket lifts off from the pad. MS The rocket rising, short pan with lift off.
Various shots, US President Lyndon B Johnson in the White House watches the rocket on television. CU Taken from the rocket, the second stage of the rocket falls away and breaks up. CU Animation showing how the capsule will be guided by the men inside. CU Hand pushing a button in capsule. CU More graphic animation of flight. Aerial shot, the space capsule falling by parachute above the sea. MS The capsule splashes down in the Atlantic waters north of Bermuda.
Aerial view of carrier `Intrepid'. Various shots, two helicopters take off from Intrepid to race to the splash down area. Various shots, the space capsule, named `The Molly Brown', is found by divers and an inflated collar is put around it to make Molly Brown `unsinkable'. LS Major Grissom being hauled up to helicopter. MS From helicopter, Grissom is winched aboard, he has removed his space suit and wears only full length nylon undergarment. LS Lt Commander Young being hauled up to helicopter. MS From helicopter, Young is winched aboard, he too has removed his space suit. Aerial shot, aircraft carrier `Intrepid'. MS Helicopter landing on Intrepid. Various shots, Gus Grissom and John Young walk across deck of carrier and shake hands with its Captain. MS The two astronauts sit by phone and have a call from the President. CU President Johnson on the phone saying that the nation is very proud and grateful for their safe return. (Sync sound). Various shots, the space capsule being pulled out of water and put on the deck of the Intrepid. Various shots, Grissom and Young pose with their space capsule, `The Unsinkable Molly Brown'.
CU Animation sequence showing Ranger Nine Rocket's approach to moon's surface and its photograph mission. Various shots, people waiting in a room at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, for first pictures from Ranger Nine. CU T.V. screen with the moon pictures being transmitted as they are taken. The screen goes blank as the rocket hits the moon. MS People who were watching start to clap. Aerial view `Intrepid'. Various shots, a small party on board the Intrepid. MS John Young and Gus Grissom cut large iced cake and start to eat along with other members of the crew.
Note: Date on original record: 28/03/1965.