John Glenn – Friendship Seven

Posted on: August 30th 2010

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NASA has recently launched [no pun intended] a NASA Commons Flickr page for images that appear to be out of copyright. Definitely worth a look.


And one has to give it to John Glenn. He’s climbing into a space capsule that looks like it’s held together with heavy duty red tape..


“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.”


Seriously Bravely Done.