Saturday, February 21, 2009

Orbit The Earth

John Orbits The Earth

Credit: NASA

Friendship 7

On Feb. 20, 1962 at 9:47 am EST, John Glenn launched from Cape Canaveral's Launch Complex 14 to become the first American to orbit the Earth. In this image, Glenn enters his Friendship 7 capsule with assistance from technicians to begin his historic flight.

My hero Yuri Gagarin was the first human to orbit the Earth. I certainly admire the first American who orbited the Earth, John Glenn, too.

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