Colour item showing building and launching of Gemini spacecraft.
This is a colour item.
Title reads: "US Space Setback".
London Airport and United States of America (USA).
Various C/U Pathe luggage being taken to aircraft. L/S passengers walking across tarmac to Sabena aeroplane. Passengers boarding plane.
L/S rocket launching pad at John F. Kennedy Space centre at Cape Kennedy, Florida. Panning shot Titan Booster on pad. Angle shot looking up at rocket. C/U sign: "John F. Kennedy Space Centre". M/S two astronauts - Captain Walter Schirra and Major Thomas Stafford - leave building and enter van. Angle shot rocket. The astronauts walk towards launching pad lift. Pan lift going up side of rocket.
Various shots laboratory at St. Louis, Missouri, where construction of Gemini VI spacecraft is taking place. Various shots engineer Miles Maclune putting on space suit - he is checking it for leaks and comfort. Various shots technicians working on interior of Gemini capsule. Exterior. Various shots man and army officer looking at the Agena Target Vehicle. Narrator explains the vehicle has had recent problems. Various shots launch pad.
Exterior shots Mission Control, Houston, Texas. Interior. Various shots control desks. C/U assistant flight controller. C/U monitor. C/U Director of Manned Space Flights John D. Hodge. He works instruments on control desk. C/U countdown numbers. C/U sign: "Gemini Lunch Area 19". Various L/Ss launching pad at Cape Kennedy. Various C/Us two astronauts getting into capsule, helped by ground crew. L/S rocket blasting off. Various shots control room. Great shots blast off. Good C/U Pathe News cameraman George Young. L/S exhaust cloud. Narrator explains this mission was a failure. C/U mock-up of the moon's surface, pan to capsule. Various shots capsule.