History of American Spaceflight

US astronaut John H. Glenn climbs inside the space capsule 'Friendship 7' at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, USA, February 20, 1962 and later successfully circumnavigating the earth three times, after the takeoff was stopped 11 times to complete the Mercury-Atlas 6 mission. (AP Photo/Str)

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