FIRST TO ORBIT THE EARTH ON THIS DATE IN 1962

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glenn in orbit
Astronaut John Glenn became the fifth person in space and the first American to
orbit the Earth, aboard the Friendship 7 Mercury capsule (shown above). He
circled the globe three times during a flight lasting 4 hours, 55 minutes, and
23 seconds.  

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glenn mission patch

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