Astronaut John Herschel Glenn Junior's space tour from Cape Canaveral. John Glenn dons a space suit. John Glenn walks to launch pad in space suit and carrying a portable air conditioner. Glenn gets into an elevator and climbs to the missile level. Glenn boards the space capsule Friendship 7. The Atlas rocket takes off from launch pad. Animation depicts travel of space capsule and conversations with ground control. Footage of Glenn in capsule. Animation depicts the capsule turning around. Animation of Friendship 7 capsule orbiting the earth and then reentering earth atmosphere. The Essex class aircraft carrier, USS Randolph CV-15, the command ship, in the pick up area at the sea. The destroyer USS Noa speeds up to recover the capsule. A crane on the USS Noa lifts the Friendship 7 capsule from the sea. Shot of hatch on capsule blowing open. Glenn rests on board the USS Noa. Glenn is lifted off in a helicopter. The helicopter takes him to USS Randolph CV-15. Officers and crew greet and congratulate Glenn on his success as Glenn hands over his log book from the mission.
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