Chimpanzee 'Ham' in a spacecraft, a rocket on launch pad, lift-off and Ham brought back from the spacecraft in United Sates.
United States USA Date:1960 Duration:7 min 59 sec Sound:NO SOUND
NASA Project Mercury program in United States. Chimpanzee 'Ham' gets medical check up prior to being strapped onto a couch. The chimpanzee container is unloaded from a NASA van. A sign reads 'No Smoking In This Area'. The chimpanzee container is loaded into a gantry elevator and the elevator ascends. The chimpanzee is taken to Mercury Redston rocket and is put inside it. A sign reads ' McDonnell Aircraft Corp.' A technician at a control panel. Recovery ships leave dock. The space rocket is prepared for launch. Launch team technicians at the NASA mission control center. The countdown starts. The rocket is fueled with liquid oxygen. A tower. Men in a blockhouse. A man with headphones looks at the control panel. The countdown machine. A stand is removed from the rocket at a launch pad. The smoke comes out and the rocket lift-off. The rocket in flight. A technician monitors the respiration and heart of the chimpanzee. A man at a control panel. The mission event board shows the flight status. An airplane in flight locates the spacecraft. Recovery ship converges with the spacecraft. A helicopter retrieves the spacecraft and returns to a ship. The chimpanzee is taken out from the spacecraft and is examined by a doctor.
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