Astronaut John Glenn meets his family after his orbital flight & is honoured by Congress.
United States of America (USA).
Title reads 'Nation Salutes Glenn'.
Various shots of the astronaut John Glenn arriving at Florida's Patrick Air Force Base. He is returning to his family after three weeks long orbital flight, escorted by Vice-President of USA Lyndon Johnson. Some emotional scenes take place as they meet again - wife, children, parents etc. President John F. Kennedy presents Glenn with medal on dais in the open. Crowd applauding. Various shots of John Glenn and his wife driving in rain in an open car through crowd lined streets of Washington D.C. towards Capitol. Various shots of Glenn entering the House Chamber as a joint session of Congress is taking place. Glenn takes the stand and talks about his flight - natural sound. Congressmen applauding. Glenn leaving.
Date found in the old record - 26/02/1962.