Preparations being made at Cape Canaveral for John Glenn's orbit of Earth.
Title reads: "US Makes Space Bid".
Cape Canaveral, Florida, United States of America (USA).
Preparations for John Glenn's orbit. L/S rocket being raised to the firing position. C/U astronaut John Glenn standing at the base of the Rocket. Angle shot rocket being raised. Tracking shot the rocket standing amongst a maze of scaffolding.
Interior of laboratory: scientists inspect Glenn's space suit, he is lying on his back in the position he will be in the capsule. M/S as he stands up turns, faces camera and gets off platform.
Tracking shot rocket. The Capsule is wheeled towards base of the rocket. M/S as capsule starts to lift. L/S as the capsule is hoisted up. L/S as the capsule reaches the top of the rockets. C/U capsule suspended just above the top of the rocket. Top shot capsule now in place on the top of the rocket. M/S Glenn wearing hard hat inspecting the rocket.