Colonel John Stapp rides a rocket sled to smash world speed record.
New Mexico, United States of America.
SV. Holloman Air Development Centre, insignia at the entrance. SV. & SCU. Technicians preparing rocket sled. STV. Technicians preparing rocket sled. SCU. Colonel John Stapp arriving at sled. SCU. Colonel Stapp arriving at and boarding sled. SV. Colonel Stapp being harnessed to sled. SV. & CU. Warning sirens. SCU. Colonel Stapp in cockpit with full harness on. SCU. Officers preparing to fire sled from control room. CU. Clock ticking round to zero hour 1. CU. Hand operating firing switch. LV. Pan, slow motion on sled making its run. SV. Towards, sled making its run, sled being slowed down as it reaches water brakes finally stopping in a cloud of steam and spray - magnificent view.