Footage of chimpanzee 'Ham' being launched into outer space. United States of America.
Space Chimp home and Dry. United States of America.
L/S The Red stone missile on the launching pad at Cape Canaveral. Angle shot ditto. L/S Two men coming out of trailer carrying a container in which "Ham" the chimpanzee is strapped the lid has not yet been put on the container two men stop in front of camera and Ham looks at the camera and shows his teeth. C/U Ham strapped in the container. L/S The rocket on the pad. M/S The container now with the lid on being put into a lift which runs up the side of the rocket. M/S Three men watching. M/S The lift ascending. C/U Two men watching. M/S The container being loaded into the nose cone of the rocket. C/U Man receiving directions over phone. M/S The container being put into the nose cone. C/U The container inside the nose cone. M/S The hatch in the nose cone being closed. L/S The rocket on the pad ready for launching the support starts to fall away the rocket motors starts and the rocket starts to climb it goes out of picture.
L/S Ground to air the rocket moving through black sky leaving vapour trail. L/S The rocket moving through sky. L/S The rocket now just a speck in the sky the nose cone is jettisoned and it starts to fall towards earth. G. Air the U.S. Navy's destroyer "Ellison" sailing in the Atlantic. L/S The nose cone floating in the sea. Helicopter picking up the nose cone. L/S From the deck of the ship as the helicopter comes in with the nose cone suspended by rope. M/S as the helicopter lands the nose cone on the deck. C/U The nose cone moving along the deck on a sort of cushion. L/S Ditto. C/U Man having opened the hatch starting to lift the container out of the cone. M/S Men lifting the container onto the deck. M/S Men taking the lid off the container and we see that ham is still alive. C/U The chimp in the container as he looks around. M/S Man stroking chimps head. C/U Chimp laying in the container while sailors hold his hands. C/U The chimp.