American astronauts in Houston, USA.
Houston, Texas, United States of America (USA).
Aerial view of Houston. Aerial view of covered sportsdrome. Air view of complex freeway system - short shot. LS. Looking up skyscraper, pan down to American policeman. MS. Man sweeping street. CU. People in the streets, some black, some white. They are ordinary Americans going about their daily routine. GV. From a travelling car, moving through the area of Seabrook and Nassau Bay where the astronauts have their homes. Camera moves passed luxury bungalows which are the homes of James McDivott, David Scott, Gordon Cooper, Virgil Grissom with his black Corvette in the drive. Some of the six children on lawn of the home of Richard Gordon. Various shots of Scott Carpenter in garden of his home wearing shorts and shirt. MS. Flashback to Scott Carpenter leaving transfer van on the night of his flight. MS. Scott Carpenter clinging to his capsule bobbing about in sea. MS. Scott Carpenter waves as he arrives at Turk Island for his medical checks. MS. Carpenter with his daughter on lawn of his home. Air shot of the Spacecraft Centre. Shots of the astronauts arriving at centre in their Corvettes and as they leave them and enter building. In order they are Neil Armstrong, Richard Gordon, Charles Conrad and Walter Schirra. MS. Flashback to Walter Schirra being fitted into space suit. MS. Entering transfer van. MS. Virgil Grissom arriving at centre. MS. Flashback to Grissom leaving transfer van. MS. First American in space, Alan Shepard, arriving. Various shots of Shepard being fitted into Freedom 7. Various shots of an interview with Alan Shepard. CU. Astronaut waiting in capsule during count down.
Date found in the old record - 12/08/1965. German voiceover.