Footage of Cape Kennedy with its beaches, space base, rocket launching pads etc.
Cape Kennedy, Florida, United States of America (USA).
Various shots of the activity by ground staff before Pan Am Boeing aircraft takes off. CU. Air stewardess speaking through microphone. MS. People aboard Boeing. LS. Pan, left to right, of Pan Am Boeing aircraft lifting off on take off.
MS. Some birds hovering and pan down to show Cocoa Beach. GV. Looking along Cocoa Beach. Various shots of Americans with their cars taking it easy on the beach and in the shallow waters. Girls in bikinis and young babies in play pens also seen. CU. Model of rocket and it really is a money box.
The rocket launching pads of Cape Kennedy, Florida. GV. Travelling shot through the various pads on the Cape. MS. Security guard checks two men. GV. Exterior of the complex underground control centre. Various shots around the control room ending with man looking through periscope. View through periscope of the rocket on gantry. MS. Lift moving up gantry. View looking out of moving lift. Various shots showing engineers at work assembling the complex mechanical parts of the Gemini V space rocket. GV. Exterior of General Control building. Various shots of aerials and other equipment that pick up rocket signals. Various shots of a man sitting at special control which launches all rockets and his hands are on the switches which will be thrown if a rocket has to be destroyed after take off. Various shots of the Saturn rocket, the tenth and last of its series is prepared for launching. GV. The Cape. LS. Saturn rocket lifts off.
Date found in the old record - 12/08/1965. German voiceover.