7 mercury astronauts from whom the 1st man in space will be chosen, Atlas rocket test.
Cape Canaveral, United States of America USA.
Documentation on file, American commentary.
GV. The Seven mercury astronauts seated behind table (to be narrowed down to three finalists for the honour of being the nation's first man in space). MS. Ditto. standing. CU. Pan along line. MS. Group. MS. Firing of Mercury Atlas rocket and pan up after take off. LS. Vapour trail as nose cone returns to earth. LS. Recovery ship. LS. Two helicopter flying over sea one has nose cone attached underneath. MS. Recovery ship as helicopter lands cone on flight deck. MS. Landing craft on shaw as frogmen jump out. CU. Pilot in cock pit of plane. CU. as parachutist in frogmen gear leaps from plane. LS. From ground as parachute leave plane. CU. Ditto. 12. LS. Pan down with parachute until it enters water (sea) MS. Nose cone floating at sea. CU. Under water shot of frogmen fixing and inflatable. buoyancy tyre round cone. MS. Cone floating with aid of tyre.