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    Schirra and Stafford lift off in Gemini 6 and are picked up by the Wasp.

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    GV. Pan of the launching site at Cape Kennedy. VS. Walter Schirra and Tom Stafford suiting up for their flight. MS. The two astronauts entering transfer van. GV. Of pad with Gemini Six in gantry. VS. The two astronauts climbing into capsule and positioning themselves in their capsule. LS. Of Gemini Six and it fires, the Titan Two fails to lift. LS. Top half of the rocket on pad. LS. Smoke coming from base of rocket and it doesn't leave the ground. VS. Stafford and Schirra walk from gantry to van after failure in the fuel system caused Schirra to make a cancel all systems as there was danger of an explosion LS Of Gemini Six on pad at night. CU. The two astronauts back in the capsule for another attempt. LS Gemini Six fires and lifts off, cut to closer shots of lift off then cut to Gemini Six in flight. VS. Of animated drawings showing the path of the two capsules and the position they will be in when they meet in space. Aerial view of carrier. VS. Helicopters lifting off deck to make for splash down area. LS. Of helicopter dropping a line down to the floating capsule. Aerial shots of the capsule bobbing and aircraft around. LS. The Wasp. VS. Not very clear but alright to use. Shots of the capsule being lowered onto deck of Wasp and the hatches are opened and out steps Stafford and Schirra onto the deck to be met by the Captain. VS. Helicopters lifting off from carrier Wasp. VS. Helicopters looking for capsule. VS. The capsule in sea and frogmen secure a collar around it to keep it floating then it's raised onto the deck of the Wasp. VS. The crew line decks of Wasp and banners welcome the astronauts. VS. The hatches come open. Better shots of the two astronauts getting out of capsule and shaking hands with each other and then with the captain.


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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:46:00 / 01:33:18:00
    UN 4089 A

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