Making space flight history: John Glenn orbited the Earth 60 years ago today

The United States’ human spaceflight program achieved its much-needed goal today 60 years ago.

On February 20, 1962, NASA astronaut John Glenn launched from Florida’s Cape Canaveral inside a small capsule called Friendship 7. The Mercury spacecraft orbited Earth three times, eventually crashing down near the Turks and Caicos Islands four hours and 55 minutes after takeoff.

https://www.space.com/john-glenn-first-american-orbital-flight-60-year-anniversary Making space flight history: John Glenn orbited the Earth 60 years ago today

James Brien

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