Glenn's success helped inspire the great army of people working to reach the Moon. Medical researchers, engineers, test pilots, machinists, factory workers, businessmen, and industrialists from across the country worked together to achieve this goal. By May 1963, astronauts Scott Carpenter, Walter Schirra Jr., and L. Gordon Cooper had also orbited Earth. Each mission lasted longer than the one before and gathered more data.


  • Title: Presentation of the 1962 Collier Trophy
  • Creator: Cecil Stoughton
  • Date Created: 1963-10-10
  • Location Created: Washington, DC
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