Training of Cosmonauts and Soviet triumph felt by their achievements on linking in space.
Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.
Russian newsreel item. Elaborate title sequence. Title reads: 'Motherland Greets Heroes'.
Moscow, Russian, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics / USSR
GV Along street in Moscow suburb. Low Angle Looking up receiver mast aerial. MS Group of people applauding photograph of Pilot-Cosmonaut Lieutenant-Colonel Vladimir Alexandrovich Shatalov in Red Square. CU Picture of Shatalov. VS Film of Shatalov in training, he receives medical check-ups and is seen during tests on weightlessness. The cosmonauts roll and fly about in weightless state.
LS At Cosmodrome launching pad the Soyuz 4 rocket on pad. LS The lift taking Shatalov up the tall rocket. CU Engine of rocket ignites. LS The rocket lifting off into space on 14th January 1969. CU Russian tickatape machine giving news of flight, or possibly congratulations from Soviet leadership. CS Drum sending radio photograph. VS Russian newspaper presses rolling with papers containing the space news. MS Very poor quality of Shatalov in space capsule during flight. CU Newspaper headlines the next day telling of the launching of Soyuz 5, and photographs of the three cosmonauts on board; Lt-Col Boris Valentinovich Volinov, Technical Sciences Candidate Alexei Stanislavovich Yeliseyev and Research Engineer Lt-Col Yevgeni Vasilyevich Khrunov. VS Showing the three cosmonauts during training for flight. Shots of them in mock-up of space capsule, getting used to movements. Astronauts in weightlessness simulator perform their space walk duties when they will transfer from Soyuz 5 and get into Soyuz 4 for their return to earth. VS Activity on launching pad when cosmonauts arrive and go to top of the rocket prior to lift off. LS Soyuz 5 lifting off and tilt up to follow rocket. VS Poor quality of the actual link-up in space and showing the two cosmonauts Yeliseyev and Khrunov transferring from one ship to another. CU Newspapers telling of the space feat. MS Pan up Monument in Moscow to Space Heroes.
Note: Date on original record: 19/01/1969. Russian commentary.