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John Glenn 50th Anniversary Retro

Project Mercury astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr., enters the Mercury-Atlas 6 (MA-6) "Friendship 7" spacecraft during the last part of the countdown at Cape Canaveral, Florida on February 20, 1962. At 9:47 a.m. (EST), the Atlas launch vehicle lifted the spacecraft into orbit for a three-orbit mission lasting 4 hours, 55 minutes and 23 seconds. Glenn and his spacecraft were recovered by the destroyer U.S.S. NOA just 21 minutes after landing in the Atlantic Ocean near Grand Turk Island, to successfully complete the nation's first manned orbital flight..Credit: NASA via CNP
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Project Mercury astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr., enters the Mercury-Atlas 6 (MA-6) "Friendship 7" spacecraft during the last part of the countdown at Cape Canaveral, Florida on February 20, 1962. At 9:47 a.m. (EST), the Atlas launch vehicle lifted the spacecraft into orbit for a three-orbit mission lasting 4 hours, 55 minutes and 23 seconds. Glenn and his spacecraft were recovered by the destroyer U.S.S. NOA just 21 minutes after landing in the Atlantic Ocean near Grand Turk Island, to...
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From gallery: John Glenn 50th Anniversary Retro
Source: Consolidated News Photos
Date: 19 Feb 1962
Location: Cape Canaveral Texas United States of America
Credit: NASA via CNP
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