Focus on the 60s (1960-64)
00:46:32 - 00:49:31
Astronaut Alan Shepard is launched into space, 1961: TLS rocket on gantry, night; MS astronaut ALAN SHEPARD being crammed into Friendship 7 Mercury space capsule; TLSs Redstone rocket being launched; MS Shepard in orbited capsule; TLS deep sea capsule & astronaut retrieval by USMC UH-34 D Sea Horse chopper; MS press photographers & newsreel cameramen outside White House; MS President JOHN F. KENNEDY pinning medal on Alan Shepard at White House; TLS/MS Alan & wife Louise Shepard riding in parade. John Glenn is launched into space, 1962: CU smiling astronaut JOHN GLENN; MSs Glenn squeezing into Friendship 7 space capsule; TLS rocket launch; MSs Glenn in space; animation of capsule in orbit, reentering atmosphere; TLSs capsule retrieval; MS Col. Glenn on deck of destroyer; MSs Col. Glenn being greeted by wife Anna; MS gaggle of newsreel cameramen, cameras on tripods; MS President JOHN F. KENNEDY pinning award on Col. Glenn; MS/LSs Glenns on parade in Washington, DC. MCU NY Daily News newspaper headline-- "Two Reds Circle in Twin Orbits; Make Contact by Sight, Radio"; NY Herald-Tribune-- "The Space Twosome"; New York Mirror-- "Reds Whirl in Space Side-By-Sode." Panning MS Gemini and Apollo mission astronauts. MSs simulated space station in hangar, astronauts at work. Animation of delta-winged planes launched by Titan rockets (essentially the predecessor to the space shuttle).