• Short Summary

    Seven men chosen to be America's first astronauts - includes Neil Armstrong & Alan Shepard.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material.

    American newsreel item.

    Astronauts look ahead into space, Virginia, United States of America (USA).

    CU men Space suits floating in gravity-free chamber. CU of the seven volunteers who will be trained as Mercury Astronauts. CU men shielding eyes with shades as they watch Space capsule being tested. MS Space capsule being subjected to eleven thousand degrees of heat. MS parachutes used for returning nose cone. CUs of the men looking at various pieces of equipment and clowning for cameras.

    Among trainee astronauts seen are: Alan Shepard (first American man in Space) and Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin (Buzz Aldrin), Michael Collins (astronauts on first moon trip).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2734.20
    Media URN:
    80503
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1950 - 1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:53:32:00 / 01:54:24:00
    Canister:
    UN 3244 E

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