Space victory of astronaut Virgil Ivan Grissom from Cape Canaveral. Crewmen pipe the fuel aboard the Redstone rocket. A man drives a truck. A missile on a launch pad. Captain Virgil Grissom disembarks from a transfer van and boards a gantry elevator. The crew helps Grissom to board the Liberty Bell 7 capsule. Commander Alan Shepard at the control center. The crew awaits the launch of the missile. The missile is launched. Civilians watch through binoculars as the missile travels in the space. The astronaut goes 118 miles up and 303 miles down range. The capsule is released at sea. Helicopters take off from Essex class aircraft carrier, USS Randolph CV-15 to pick up the astronaut and the capsule. The helicopter rescues astronaut Grissom and tries to keep a hold on the sinking capsule Mercury. Astronaut Grissom climbs into the helicopter. The cheering crew welcomes the astronaut on the carrier after his success
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