Astronaut Virgil Ivan Grissom's space journey from Cape Canaveral. Crewmen pipe the fuel aboard the Redstone rocket. 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. Helicopters take off from Essex class aircraft carrier USS Randolph CV-15 to pick up the astronaut and the capsule. A 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 astronaut Grissom on the carrier Randolph after his success.
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