American spaceman Gordon Cooper arrives back to Earth after his orbit flight.
United States of America (USA).
Title reads 'Cooper's Hour - Acclaim for Nation's Newest Space Hero'.
MV. Deck of carrier Kearsarge as pilots run across deck towards their helicopters. MS. Pilot in cockpit of helicopter gives thumbs up. Various shots of US Navy helicopter lifting off deck. LS. Faith Seven capsule drops into the sea attached to parachute. Various shots of the helicopters flying low over the capsule bobbing about in sea. LS. A whaleboat from the carrier gets a line on the capsule for the tow in. Aerial view, Kearsarge. Various shots of the space capsule being hoisted out of the sea and is sat on the deck of the carrier. Various shots of the door flying off the capsule. American astronaut Gordon Cooper is helped out and he walks across the deck after his space flight. Various shots of Gordon Cooper in a cabin taking off his shirt and drinking a glass of fruit juice. Doctors then start to make tests on him. MS. Cooper seated in mess of Kearsarge eating. GV. Section of beach area at Hawaii covered in palm trees. MV. Section of crowd waiting at Hickam Air Force Base. Various shots of the astronaut's wife Mrs Cooper and their two daughters Camilla and Janita waiting for him at the air base. Various shots of Cooper stepping from helicopter and walking towards his family. They place a garland around his neck and kiss him. Various shots of the Coopers driving in the open car through the crowd lined streets of Honolulu. MS. Sign 'Patrick Air Force Base'. LS. Large US Air Force freighter plane taxiing in. MS. Section of crowd waving. MS. Gordon Cooper and his family walk down steps of plane. Various shots of another drive through the crowds in Florida. MS. Gordon Cooper mounts rostrum to face press. Various shots of Gordon Cooper answering questions from the press - natural sound. He says how pleased with the performance of the capsule he was and how the people who worked on it had done a grand job.
Date found in the old record - 20/05/1963.