• Short Summary

    NASA Astronaut 'Gus' Grissom takes off for space from Florida.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Florida. Third Man In Space".

    Cape Canaveral, Florida, United States of America (USA). American NASA Astronaut 'Gus' Grissom takes off.

    GV activities around the base of the American Mercury Redstone rocket while fuelling is in progress. SV Ditto. SV Captain Virgil 'Gus' Grissom coming out of trailer walking pass camera, camera pans to show him getting into lift at base of rocket. LV Base of rocket. SV pan the lift going up. GV the rocket on the pad. SV Grissom being helped into the capsule. SV activities at the base of the rocket. GV the rocket almost ready for launching.

    GV at sunrise. LV the rocket on the pad smoke starts to belch from the rocket and the rocket leaves the ground camera pans up with it. SV cameramen. LV the rocket flying in an are. SV pan cameramen. LV the rocket just a spec the capsule is fired from the rocket and becomes visible out of the vapour.

    GV the aircraft carrier "USS Randolph". SV Grissom in the water with the capsule still afloat and the helicopter shadow on the sea. SV Grissom in the water. SV helicopter hovering over Grissom and the capsule at the capsule in sinking. GV the helicopter going in again up Grissom who is now floating alone. SV Grissom being picked up by the helicopter.

    GV from helicopter of the Randolph's flight deck. angle shot the helicopter coming in. SV sailors watching. SV Grissom getting out of helicopter.


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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:33:00 / 01:30:42:00

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