• Short Summary

    Selection of US astronauts and a taste of life without gravity in a test plane.

  • Description

    Titles read: "WASHINGTON - GRAVITY GOES UP!"

    Washington DC, United States of America.

    Various shots of the seven men who have been selected as the USA's Mercury astronauts standing on a NASA stage (seems to be at a press conference).

    USAF (United States Air Force) plane in flight. Inside we see several shots of Warren Young, Science Editor of Life Magazine and Major Edward Brown (Psychologist Pilot) as they experience life without gravity. Young's pad and pencil float away from him. Brown holds a glass of water which floats into the air.

    Several shots of the men floating about, walking along the ceiling with suction-pad boots and turning somersaults in the plane. Two other men are also seen.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1573.29
    Media URN:
    50315
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    16/04/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:21:00 / 01:48:42:00
    Canister:
    59/31

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