Covers successful space mission of Mercury Atlas 7 with astronaut Scott Carpenter out of Cape Canaveral Florida. U.S. astronaut Scott Carpenter prepares for space flight. Crew men help Carpenter to don the space suit. He walks to a transfer van. He disembarks from the van and gets into an elevator to climb to the 11th floor to the Aurora 7 capsule level. Operators at the controls await the launch of the rocket. Launch: Mercury Atlas 7 (MA-7) ignition and blast off, carrying Astronaut Scott Carpenter in the Aurora 7 capsule. The Aurora 7 capsule is released. The capsule completes three successful orbits around the earth. The capsule does not fire properly and lands 250 miles beyond the target area at a sea. The radio contact is disrupted. Then faint signals are heard and the rescue crew reaches the destination. The rescue crew jumps from a helicopter and helps in evacuating Carpenter from the sea.
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