Funeral of three American astronauts, Virgil Grissom, Edward White and Roger Chaffee
Washington, USA, United States of America
FUNERAL OF THREE DEAD ASTRONAUTS.
G.V. Across the small white gravestones at Arlington Cemetery. V.S. The coffin of Virgil Grissom in funeral procession arriving at Arlington. M.S. The flag draped coffin is slid off the carriage by the bearers. MLS Members of the Grissom family and US President Lyndon B Johnson near the grave. V.S. During playing of last post and then the flag is folded and presented to Mrs. Grissom. Then the President adds his condolences. G.V. Travelling shot through Cemetery.
M.S. Mrs. Johnson and Hubert Humphries (Vice President of USA) arrive at West Point cemetery. V.S. Inside little chapel the coffin of Edward White and his wife is amongst the mourners V.S. Crowds move towards the burial ground. M.S. A squad of West Point cadets slowly march to the area. MLS The coffin being prepared under a canopy over grave.
M.S. The coffin of Roger Chaffee arriving at Arlington. M.S. The coffin being placed in position over grave. M.S. The Chaffee family sit with heads bowed next to grave and President Johnson. V.S. The folded flag is presented to Mrs Chaffee and the President shakes hands with her and the family. G.V. Over small grave stones.
All three NASA Astronauts died on the Apollo Spacecraft flash fire during a launch pad test at Kennedy Space Centre.