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John Glenn’s 1962 Orbital Space Flight

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Universal Newsreel

On Feb. 20, 1962, John Glenn rode the Friendship 7 capsule into space, the first time an American orbited the Earth. In this image, Glenn enters the capsule with assistance from technicians (space.com)

Fifty years ago, on February 20th, 1962 John Glenn became the first American astronaut to orbit the earth. This is a 1962 Universal Newsreel about his historic flight.


http://youtu.be/qY87RTXzA04

Read also: A Salute to John Glenn, 50 Years of American Manned Spaceflight

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February 20, 2012 at 7:02 pm

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