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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Monday, February 20, 2012 marks 50 Year Anniversary of Astronaut John Glenn’s flight aboard Friendship 7 that made him the first American to orbit earth

Astronaut John Glenn climbs aboard the Mercury Capsule he dubbed Friendship 7 that sat atop an Atlas Rocket just before the flight that made history and made him the first American ever to orbit earth.
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The Atlas Rocket carrying John Glenn and his Mercury Capsule lifts off from Launch Complex 14 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
- Read the story behind the photos HERE
And even more HERE
Above file photos by NASA - February 20th, 1962
This video courtesy of NASA
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I watched every one of those first flights into space as a kid and LOVED every minute of it! Now what do our children have to look forward too?
AubreyJ………
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