13167_8924_space2.mov

13167_8924_space2

A rocket launches. The narrator talks about astronaut Virgil Grissom’s landing when the space capsule’s hatch opened and flooded with water almost drowning Grissom. A helicopter airlifts Grissom out of the water. The helicopter is unable to recover the capsule because it is too heavy filled with water. Chimpanzee Enos is being fed before he is launched into space. An image of earth from space. US experimental rocket plane the X-15 is launched from a mother ship setting speed and altitude records.

1960s
B&W
Not Explicit