Before jumping into space (1959)

Documentary №56349, 4 parts, duration: 0:37:49
Production: Centrnauchfilm (CNF)
Director:Morgenshtern V.
Screenwriters:Kapitanovskij V., Shrejberg V.
Camera operators:Lyahovich G.
Composers:Sevastjyanov A.


Description of research and experimentation by a person trained to fly into space. The film includes laboratory tests, tests of people in difficult circumstances, experiments with animals.

Reel №1

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Animation: the stellar galaxy.

Striping: The pilot in the cockpit of a supersonic fighter, the constellations.

Space satellites.

Visitors to the pavilion "Space" at the Exhibition of Economic Achievements.

Scientists are browsing entries Moon made space satellites.

Animation: the movement of satellites from the Earth to the Moon.

Letters of adults and children in the Academy of Sciences of the USSR.

The aircraft performed aerobatics.

Laboratory of Aerospace Medicine, a man in a protective suit.

A man enters the chamber, the scientist closes the door.

The pilot is being tested, doctors monitor the equipment and the condition of the person.

Locations: Moscow [820]

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A ship at sea.

Scientists immersed in water for pressure measurement device.

Marine fish.

At the bottom lies a ramp.

Ships at sea.

On board the lift network.

Fish die in the air.

The man in the test chamber.

Alternation: clouds over the mountains, the climbers ascend the mountain slopes.

Climbers are recording to a halt.

The rise in the snow.


Continues to experience a change in pressure from laboratories.

Mountaineer takes notes.

People climb up.

Clouds in the mountains.

Dissolve: drawings on a background of clouds.


Continued laboratory experience.

The crew of the passenger liner.

Airplane above the clouds.

Passengers in the cabin, the child runs down the aisle.

Airplane above the clouds.

The pilots in the cockpit.

Alternation: altimeter, crew stratosphere, stratospheric balloon rises.

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Scientist examines a pilot suit and oxygen supply system.

Scientists are conducting experiments.

Aquarium fish and aquatic plants.

Analysts preparing mice for the experiment.

Experiments for oxygen evolution of aquatic plants.

Check the new protective suit.

Preparation of pilot testing.

Progress with new experiences pressure changes.

At the end of the experience of people coming out of the camera.

Space rocket on the launch pad.

Cosmonaut before the experiment with overdrive.

Experiment with an abrupt change in velocity.

Training on a catapult.

Astronaut talking to a doctor, the doctor checks his pulse.

Launch at startup.

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Tests on the centrifuge.

Animation: the description of the congestion in the human body.

Continued experience with the centrifuge.

Training dogs to be launched into space.

The launch.

Dogs in a rocket under conditions of weightlessness.


Rocket launch.

Container with mice and rats, animals adapt to weightlessness.

People watching the launch of the missile.

Skydivers in freefall.

The parachute opens.

Alternation: a rocket on the launch pad, space radars.

Animation: the launch of missiles, ships in space.

Frames feature film: astronauts in weightlessness.

The alternation of frames from the film and animation.

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