Photographers with large telephoto lenses point their cameras at the Freedom 7 missile preparing for take off. WS of the missile on the launch pad and taking off. A graphic illustration shows what Alan B. Shepard looks like in the missile as it shoots into space. CU footage from cameras in the missile of Shepard talking with ground control. Another graphic illustration shows what the capsule looks like moving through space. The capsule floats in the ocean as Shepard is pulled out of it and into a helicopter. Several ships are nearby to monitor his retrieval. WS of Shepard being pulled in the helicopter with a rope.