Universal Newsreel - first American man in space, USA; 1961

Newsreel reporting on the first American manned flight into space, making Alan B. Shepard, Jr the second human to accomplish this feat a few weeks after the success of the Soviet Union and first human in space Yuri Gagarin. Including views of the missile Mercury-Redstone 3, also called Freedom 7, on its launchpad surrounded by scaffolding, Shepard in a spacesuit making his way to the elevator that will take him to the capsule entry point, wide shot of lift off, the rocket soaring through the air, illustrations or graphics of what has or what is intended to happen to Shepard in space, close shots of Shepard in space, graphics of the descent to Earth, an aircraft carrier poised for recovery, Shepard being airlifted from the capsule, which has landed in water, and Shepard on the aircraft carrier. Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA; 5th May 1961. (Universal Newsreel_Episode 1961 – ABMA707K)
Newsreel reporting on the first American manned flight into space, making Alan B. Shepard, Jr the second human to accomplish this feat a few weeks after the success of the Soviet Union and first human in space Yuri Gagarin. Including views of the missile Mercury-Redstone 3, also called Freedom 7, on its launchpad surrounded by scaffolding, Shepard in a spacesuit making his way to the elevator that will take him to the capsule entry point, wide shot of lift off, the rocket soaring through the air, illustrations or graphics of what has or what is intended to happen to Shepard in space, close shots of Shepard in space, graphics of the descent to Earth, an aircraft carrier poised for recovery, Shepard being airlifted from the capsule, which has landed in water, and Shepard on the aircraft carrier. Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA; 5th May 1961. (Universal Newsreel_Episode 1961 – ABMA707K)
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Editorial #:
1358810662
Collection:
BBC Editorial
Date created:
05 May, 1961
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Clip length:
00:04:18:09
Location:
Florida, United States
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QuickTime 10-bit ProRes 422 (HQ) HD 1920x1080 25p
Source:
BBC Editorial
Object name:
1961m1spacemay