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MERCURY-ATLAS 6 CAPSULE, 1962. The Friendship 7 capsule from the Mercury-Atlas 6 spaceflight, in which Astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit Earth. Photograph by Thomas O'Halloran, 21 February 1962.
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TV: FRIENDSHIP 7, 1962.
Television broadcast showing an animation of John Glenn's Friendship 7 during its orbit of earth. Photograph by Marion Trikosko, 20 February 1962.
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TV: FRIENDSHIP 7, 1962.
Television broadcast showing an animation of the control panel in the Friendship 7 spacecraft, during John Glenn's orbit of earth. Photograph by Marion Trikosko, 20 February 1962.
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JOHN GLENN (1921-2016).
American astronaut and politician. Entering the Friendship 7 spacecraft prior to the launch of the Mercury-Atlas 6 mission. Photograph, 1962.
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JOHN GLENN (1921-2016).
American astronaut and politician. Preparing for the Friendship 7 mission in his spacesuit. Photograph, 9 January 1962. Full Credit: ullstein bild - NASA / Granger, NYC. All Rights Reserved. Editorial Use Only.
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TV: FRIENDSHIP 7, 1962.
Television broadcast showing an animation of John Glenn at the control panel of the Friendship 7 spacecraft, during its orbit of earth. Photograph by Marion Trikosko, 20 February 1962.
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MERCURY-REDSTONE 3, 1961.
Preparations on the Mercury-Redstone 3 at Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photograph, 1961.
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JOHN GLENN (1921-2016).
American astronaut and politician. Pictured with the Friendship 7 space capsule shortly before Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth, 20 February 1962.
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JOHN GLENN (1921-2016).
American astronaut and politician. Inserted into the Friendship 7 spacecraft for the flight which orbited him around the Earth three times, Feb. 20, 1962.
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FRIENDSHIP VII.
5000 people watching on huge screens in New York the launching of astronaut John Glenn aboard Friendship VII at Cap Canaveral in Florida february 20, 1962 (Mercury project). Full credit: AGIP - Rue des Archives / Granger, NYC -- All Rights Reserved.
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JOHN GLENN (1921-2016).
American astronaut and politician. Before departure aboard Friendship 7 at Cape Canaveral in Florida. Photograph, 20 February 1962. Full credit: AGIP - Rue des Archives / Granger, NYC.
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JOHN GLENN (1921-2016).
American astronaut and politician. Glenn in the Friendship 7 Spacecraft readying himself for launch at Cape Canaveral, Florida, to become the first American in orbit around the Earth, 20 Febuary 1962.
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JOHN F. KENNEDY (1917-1963).
35th president of the United States. With astronaut John Glenn at Cape Canaveral, Florida, at the ceremony to present Glenn the NASA Distinguished Service Medal. Photographed by Cecil Stoughton, 23 February 1962.
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MERCURY-ATLAS 6, 1962.
The launching of Mercury-Atlas 6 at Cape Canaveral, Florida, on 20 February 1962. Aboard is Astronaut John F. Glenn, Jr., on his way to three orbits about the Earth.
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MERCURY-ATLAS 6, 1962.
Overall view of Mercury spacecraft "Friendship 7" and Atlas booster, at Cape Canaveral, Florida, 23 January 1962, four weeks prior to transporting astronaut John Glenn on the mission which saw him orbit the Earth three times.
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JOHN GLENN (1921-2016).
American astronaut and politician. Photographed after his historic three-orbit flight around the earth in the Friendship 7 spacecraft, as part of the Mercury-Atlas 6 Space program, 20 February 1962.
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FRIENDSHIP 7 RECOVERY, 1962.
Recovery of John Glenn's spacecraft, Friendship 7, after the first manned orbital flight, 21 February 1962.
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JOHN GLENN (1921-2016).
American astronaut and politician. Before departure aboard Friendship 7 at Cape Canaveral in Florida. Photograph, 20 February 1962. Full Credit: AGIP - Rue des Archives / Granger, NYC. All Rights Reserved.
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MERCURY ATLAS 6: CAPSULE FRIENDSHIP 7.
Astronaut John Glenn aboard Friendship VII, recovered off the Bahamas, february 1962 (Mercury project). Full credit: AGIP - Rue des Archives / Granger, NYC -- All rights reserved.