The Friendship 7/ Mercury-Atlas 6 (MA-6) with Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. aboard is launched from Cape Canaveral, FL on February 20, 1962.  The first NASA Earth-orbital mission, Glenn's flight followed sub-orbital missions by astronauts Alan B. Shepard, Jr. and Virgil I. (Gus) Grissom..Credit: NASA / CNP
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The Friendship 7/ Mercury-Atlas 6 (MA-6) with Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. aboard is launched from Cape Canaveral, FL on February 20, 1962. The first NASA Earth-orbital mission, Glenn's flight followed sub-orbital missions by astronauts Alan B. Shepard, Jr. and Virgil I. (Gus) Grissom..Credit: NASA / CNP

Filename: 022062Glenn07.jpg
Source: Consolidated News Photos
Date: 20 Feb 1962
Location: Cape Canaveral Florida United States of America
Credit: NASA via CNP
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