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    Last pictures of astronauts Ed White, Virgil Grissom and Roger Chaffee before their death.

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    Item title reads - Their last countdown.

    Last pictures of Ed White, Virgil Grissom and Roger Chaffee before they lost their lives in a fire. Cape Kennedy, America (USA).


    Various shots of the Apollo rocket capsule being towed to the launching pad. M/S sign "Saturn 1B launch area". M/S capsule at the foot of the launching pad ready to be hoisted to top. C/U top of the capsule. L/S pan up from capsule to top of launching pad. Angle shot capsule being suspended from gantry as it moves to top. C/U two engineers holding ropes. Angle shot looking up at capsule as it nears the top. Shot from top of gantry as capsule comes up.

    Interior M/S as Grissom is being helped on with space gear. C/U Grissom being dressed. C/U badge on space suit. M/S Ed White being dressed. C/U Ed White. C/U Ed fixing straps round his arm. M/S of the three astronauts, from left to right, Roger Chaffee, Ed White and Virgil Grissom. Full C/U's of the three men. M/S capsule at top of gantry. Top view astronaut getting into capsule. M/S of the three astronauts in place in capsule. Various shots of them.

    M/S dashboard full of instruments and what looks like small revolving world. C/U's hand switching on switches. M/S and C/U one of the astronauts testing his seat position. M/S showing rubber pads on astronaut's feet. Interior shots of technicians at work on screens. C/U finger pressing controls. M/S astronauts in capsule. C/U Ed White looking through type of periscope. C/U of his hands pressing monitor buttons. Various shots of Ed White's walk in space. C/U 'E.H. White' on space suit pan up to C/U of Ed White smiling. M/S three astronauts from left to right Grissom, White and Chaffee. C/U's Chaffee, White and Grissom. M/S of the three men.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    01:42:39:00 / 01:46:17:00

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