Departure of John Glenn from hangar in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Pilot of Friendship 7, John Glenn's face in helmet. John Powers speaks as John Glenn prepares to leave. Headlights of the NASA transfer van waiting to take John Glenn to the launch pad. John Glenn leaves hangar and get into the NASA transfer van. The NASA transfer van is driven towards the Mercury Atlas 6 launch pad. Views of Glenn inside the transfer van. Walls inside the transfer van include signs that read 'Shepard and Grissom express' and 'A. Shepard.' At the launch pad, John Glenn leaves the NASA transfer van and enters the launch pad elevator with technicians. They go to top of gantry. The U.S. flag symbol and the words 'United States' and 'Friendship 7' seen on the space capsule. Misson Control then asks Padleader Guenter F. Wendt if he and the astronaut are ready for Glenn's insertion into the capsule, to which the "roger" reply is given. John Glenn gets into space capsule with the help of the white room technicians.
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