Material of astronaut John Glenn, rocket "Friendship 7" lifting off and capsule landing in sea.
Title reads: "World Lauds Glenn".
United States of America (USA).
Various C/Us astronaut Lieutenant Colonel John Glenn being prepared for his journey into space. Exterior shot press photographers. Panning C/U Glenn in space suit walking towards the lift to take him to the top of the rocket. C/U press photographers. L/S lift going up. Various shots Glenn getting into the Mercury capsule, the hatch is shut.
L/S sunrise. L/S rocket "Friendship 7" lifting off. C/U TV cameraman following the rocket. L/S rocket going up. Animated sequence showing the capsule orbiting the world. Animated sequence showing the capsule parachuting into the sea.
L/S seamen of US Navy destroyer Noa watching through binoculars for the capsule. L/S capsule coming down into the sea. The destroyer comes alongside the capsule and is lifted from the water. C/U capsule being lowered in the deck. Top shot seamen gathered round the capsule. C/U as Glenn sets off a charge which opens a hatch in the capsule. Glenn is helped from the capsule by sailors. He walks along deck still in space suit. M/S Glenn sitting on a bench smiling, zoom in to C/U of Glenn.