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FOOTAGE number
BOF745802
Title
Project Mercury: Mastery of Space
Description
This historical documentary traces the development of Project Mercury through the sub-orbital flight of Astronaut Alan Shepard in Freedom 7 (first American in space on May 5, 1961) and the orbital flight of Astronaut John Glenn in Friendship 7. These first manned space flights are related to later missions that would take man to the Moon.
Date
1960 (C20th)
Credit
Bridgeman Images
Aspect ratio
16:9
Duration
1626.9s
Frame rate
23.976 fps
Dimensions
1920 x 1080
Keywords
  • 1960s
  • 20th century
  • 60s
  • adventure
  • aerial view from rocket
  • aerotrim
  • alan shepard
  • alan shepard in cockpit
  • alan shephard
  • alan shepherd
  • america
  • american
  • anatomy
  • animal testing
  • animated space travel
  • animation
  • archival
  • archive
  • astronaut
  • astronauts
  • biology
  • blood
  • blood pressure
  • boarding
  • burning
  • c20th
  • caged
  • capsule release
  • catastrophe
  • centrifuge
  • centrifuges
  • chemicals
  • chemistry
  • classroom
  • clip
  • close up eyes
  • color
  • colour
  • cu astronaut eyes
  • cu astronaut face
  • determination
  • discovery
  • discussion
  • documentary
  • donald slayton in cockpit
  • dramatic
  • early
  • embarking
  • experiment
  • experimentation
  • experimenting
  • experiments
  • exploration
  • explosion
  • explosions
  • fire
  • fitness
  • flame
  • flames
  • floating
  • footage
  • freedom 7
  • friendship 7
  • g-force testing
  • health
  • helmet
  • helmets
  • historic
  • history
  • hot
  • human centrifuge
  • human gyroscope
  • ice water
  • iced water
  • in space
  • inkblot tests
  • intrepid
  • jet
  • jets
  • john glen
  • john glenn
  • john glenn in cockpit
  • lab
  • lab rat
  • lab rats
  • laboratories
  • laboratory
  • labs
  • launch
  • launching
  • launching rocket
  • lecture
  • leroy cooper in cockpit
  • lightbox
  • malcolm scott carpenter in cockpit
  • male
  • man
  • medical assessment
  • medical examination
  • medical research
  • men
  • mental agility tests
  • mercury seven exiting spacecraft
  • metronome
  • metronomes
  • mission
  • missions
  • mute
  • nasa
  • national aeronautics and space administration
  • nervous
  • night
  • nurse
  • orbit
  • orbital flight
  • orbiting
  • orbits
  • oxygen tank
  • parachute shuttle landing in sea
  • people
  • physical agility
  • pilot
  • pilots
  • pioneer
  • pioneering
  • pioneers
  • pov parachute opening
  • presidential residences
  • press conference
  • project mercury
  • psychology
  • revolving
  • rocket
  • rocket launch
  • rocket model
  • rockets
  • rodent
  • rodents
  • rorschach inkblot test
  • science
  • scientific advancement
  • scientist
  • scientists
  • scuba diver
  • scuba divers
  • scuba diving
  • shuttle
  • shuttle models
  • shuttles
  • silent
  • simulator
  • soaking feet
  • somersault
  • somersaults
  • space flight
  • space flights
  • space race
  • space travel
  • spacecraft
  • spaceman
  • spacemen
  • spacesuit
  • spacesuits
  • spinning
  • sweat
  • sweating
  • taxiing
  • test tube
  • test tubes
  • testing equipment
  • the mercury seven
  • the mercury seven team members
  • tolerance to gravity
  • training
  • treadmill
  • twentieth century
  • united states of america
  • us
  • usa
  • video
  • virgil grisson in cockpit
  • walter schirra in cockpit
  • white house
  • worried
  • x-ray
  • x-rays
  • zero gravity

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