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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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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... Read Post

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

Collecting / Currency Collecting : The Coinologist (2 years ago)

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 ... Read Post

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

Vehicles / Cars : Jalopnik (2 years ago)

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 » Read Post


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