Monday, February 20, 2017

Astronaut John F. Glenn - Friendship 7

Lieutenant Colonel John F. Glenn in his space helmet prior to entering Friendship 7 for his historic orbit around the earth.

Color by NASA

This 'Plastichrome' postcard is unused.

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Mercury-Atlas 6 (MA-6) was the third human spaceflight for the U.S. and part of Project Mercury. Conducted by NASA on February 20, 1962, the mission was piloted by astronaut John Glenn, who performed three orbits of the Earth, making him the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth.

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