John Glen expresses outline for putting man in space during training process. Good.
Virginia & New Mexico, United States of America
CU. Sign on door "NASA Space Task Group". Various shots as Marine Lieutenant Col. John Glenn, completed a simulated ride in space capsule, he climbs out and smiles at camera. CU. Lt. Glenn being interviewed, he says the whole point of putting a man into space is to determine what he can or cannot do in space, because in time people are going to travel into space, much as they do in planes at the moment. Various shots taken at Hollaman Air Force Base, New Mexico, as chimpanzees undergo their own tests and training (excellent shots of chimps) MS. Three chimpanzees strapped in boxes to get them used to the narrow confinement of space capsules. Various shots of chimpanzee training for his flight into space. He is seated in space capsule, he must press lever fifty times when a pellet is released which he eats. CU. Chimpanzee drinks from small pipe in side of the capsule. CUs. Chimp matching three symbols in front of him, when he does this correctly he receives food. Various shots as the chimpanzee is strapped into space capsule. LS. Capsule is fired along dummy run at great speed. (Comb. F.G.)