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President Kennedy and John Glenn look at Friendship 7 capsule

Cecil W. Stoughton1962-02-23

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
Boston, United States

On February 20, 1962, John Glenn Jr. became the first American to orbit Earth. Launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, the Friendship 7 capsule carrying Glenn reached a maximum altitude of 162 miles and an orbital velocity of 17,500 miles per hour. After more than four hours in space, having circled the earth three times, Glenn piloted the Friendship 7 back into the atmosphere and landed in the Atlantic Ocean near Bermuda.

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  • Title: President Kennedy and John Glenn look at Friendship 7 capsule
  • Creator: Cecil Stoughton
  • Date Created: 1962-02-23
  • Location Created: Cape Canaveral, Florida
  • External Link: View photo

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