Launch of space rocket and landing in ocean off of Cape Canaveral. Recovery of rocket's nose cone by Navy patrol ship. Unloading of two live monkeys, Able and Baker. Press conference at NASA headquarters in Washington - with CU of monkeys with 7 astronauts (Scott Carpenter, L. Gordon Cooper Jr., John Glenn, Virgil Grissom, Walter Schirra Jr., Alan Shepard Jr., Donald Slayton) picked for US first space launch. CU of astronauts and press photographs. CU of US first rocket ship. Night shot of US rocket launch.