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Astronaut John Glenn Orbits the Earth!

It was fifty years ago today — February 20, 1962 — that astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth in his little space capsule Friendship 7. Perhaps not as much a milestone as Neil Armstrong and his team stepping foot on the moon as the amazing culmination of Apollo 11, but [...]
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John Glenn’s Education Background

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John Glenn is an United States senator for the state of Ohio, astronaut, and is famous for being the first American to orbit the Earth. He joined NASA’s Mercury program and orbited the Earth in 1962 in Friendship 7. EDUinReview will...

Today in Media History: Space beat reporters describe John Glenn’s ’62 flight

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On February 20, 1962, the media reported on astronaut John Glenn‘s launch and orbital space flight in NASA’s Friendship 7 Mercury capsule. Page one news from Frederic, Maryland’s “The News”: The Washington Post remembered the histor...

From LIFE: Junior NASA Astronaut

Parenting / Fatherhood : Daddy Types (5 years ago)

Just fantastic. Andy posted a couple of great b&w photos of this "Young Space Pioneer" taken by veteran photojournalist Arthur Rickerby in 1962 the same year John Glenn became the first American to orbit the earth, but the entire se...

50 Year Anniversary | John Glenn’s Orbit Around the Earth

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Fifty years ago today John H. Glenn Jr, made his historic flight in the Friendship 7 space capsule, being the first American to orbit the Earth.  The flight only lasted 88.5 minutes, but he traveled 75,679 miles reaching a speed of ...

Fifty Years Ago, John Glenn Became First American to Orbit Earth [Video]

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On February 20, 1962, John Glenn orbited the Earth three times in his Friendship 7 spaceship to make the United States the second nation to send a man into orbit. This is the Universal Newsreel of his flight. More »


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