They get back in their limo and drive off.
INT. MISSION CONTROL
This is Mercury One control. We have
condition green. Mark launch 'T' minus
two hours and counting. I repeat, we have
ANGLE ON LESLIE NEILSON - DOCTOR RUMACK
Dressed as a doctor and looking in a Controller's mouth.
The Controller's face is bright green.
This condition isn't as bad as it could be
if it were a lot worse. Take these pills.
(hands him pills and water)
Here's some water.
What is it, doctor?
Two parts oxygen, one part hydrogen.
It'll make the pills go down easier.
EXT. GANTRY - CLOSEUP OF SHUTTLE - NIGHT
BIG SPACE THEME
WIDE ANGLE LENS PANS the under-belly past the nose as if the
viewer bent his head back as far as he could, until... the
CAMERA crashes to the ground as if it has fallen off the
CRASHES TO A STOP
ANGLE ON SIDE OF SHIP
BIG SPACE THEME STARTS FROM TOP AGAIN
PAN workers on scaffolding who check gauges on exterior of
ship. PAN to panel that reads, "SOLID FUEL CHUTE" -- a
sweaty muscular worker in undershirt opens the panel, flames
shoot out. LOOSEN to reveal another sweaty worker in
undershirt shoveling coal into the chute. PAN to other
workers checking more gauges. SUDDENLY a PANEL EXPLODES.
Smoking, sparking wires pop out. A WORKER runs up with
walkie-talkie in hand.
This is Mercury station six! Get me the
Sarg and fast!