Material relating to newsreel story "Safely Down" - 65/71
Selected originals (offcuts, selected scenes, out-takes, rushes) for story "Safely Down" - 65/71.
Air to air shots of U.S. Navy helicopters hovering over Gemini zone. M/S Conrad and Cooper walking along deck of U.S.S. Lake Champlain. C/U camera. M/S American navy. M/S helicopter coming in. Various shots of the recovery of the Gemini capsule bobbing in sea and then being pulled on board. The two astronauts Cooper and Conrad are seen arriving on board the carrier.
M/S Cooper and Conrad in dressing gowns on phone to President Johnson. M/S band playing for them. C/U cake. Various shots as they cut the special giant sized cake which the crew of the carrier cooked for them and eat it. M/S President Johnson on porch of White House sits at a table ready to take phone call from astronauts. More shots of the astronauts on board carrier, they each sign a dollar bill. Various shots of the two onboard the carrier.