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NASA Project Mercury MA-6, MA-7, and MA-8 missions and astronauts Glenn, Carpenter, and Schirra.

Space research programs of the National Aeronautics And Space Administration (NASA) in the United States. NASA Project Mercury personnel drive a trailer loaded with a Mercury Friendship 7 space capsule and transfer it onto missile at Launch Pad 14 of Cape Canaveral Florida. Mercury-Atlas 6 rocket with Friendship 7 capsule lifts off during launch with astronaut John Glenn aboard on February 20, 1962, making Glenn the first American to orbit the earth in space. NASA technical staff at work in Mission Control room during Project Mercury. Next scene is closeup of Mercury-Atlas 7 (MA-7) rocket launching on May 24, 1962. A NASA official presents medal to astronaut Scott Carpenter after the flight. View of astronaut Walter Schirra beside his Sigma 7 capsule (used in Mercury MA-8 mission)

Date: 1962
Duration: 1 min 2 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Welcome and honor of American astronaut John H. Glenn Junior by his family at Patrick Air Force Base in Cape Canaveral.

Welcome and honor of American astronaut John Herschel Glenn Junior in Cape Canaveral. John Glenn disembarks from an aircraft at Patrick Air Force Base in Cape Canaveral. Glenn is greeted and welcomed by his wife, children, mother and father. They arrive at Cape Canaveral town from the air base. Civilians greet and welcome Glenn. The President of the United States John F. Kennedy presents the Space Distinguished Service Medal praising his courage.

Date: 1962, February 26
Duration: 2 min 22 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Astronaut John Herschel Glenn orbits the earth in Mercury-Atlas 6 Friendship 7 spacecraft which took off from the U.S.

A film on the life of American astronaut John Herschel Glenn Jr. He was the first American to orbit the earth in 1962. Unmanned experimental flights. Launch of a spacecraft. Astronauts at work. Training of the astronauts. American astronaut Alan Shepard in a spacecraft. The Mercury-Atlas 6 mission underway. Men work on a spacecraft. Preparation for the launch of the spacecraft at Cape Canaveral in Florida. The spacecraft on a launch pad. Astronauts prepare for the spaceflight. Men at work in a building. The Mercury-Atlas 6 Friendship 7 spacecraft is ready to be launched. John Glenn prepares for the flight. The spacecraft on a launch pad. A U.S. flag on the spacecraft. Glenn takes his position in Friendship 7. The countdown begins. People gather and look at the spacecraft. Glenn in the spacecraft. The spacecraft is launched. Vapors rise from the bottom of the spacecraft. It ascends towards the sky. Technicians establish contact with Glenn. United States Air Force missile range instrumentation ship Rose Knot underway as it follows the course of the spacecraft.

Date: 1963
Duration: 6 min 23 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
American astronaut John Herschel Glenn is taken aboard a ship after his spacecraft lands in the Atlantic Ocean.

A film on the life of American astronaut John Herschel Glenn Jr. He was the first American to orbit the earth in 1962. John Glenn in Mercury-Atlas 6 Friendship 7 spacecraft traveling in space. A view of the earth from the spacecraft. The location of the spacecraft on TV monitors at Cape Canaveral in Florida. A man talks over a phone. Men at work in a building. Glenn directs the spacecraft back to earth. He is recommended to use the fly-by–wire mode. Caribbean was selected to receive Friendship 7. Glenn says that there is a fireball outside. Men at work in the headquarters building. A ship underway at sea. Men look at the spacecraft through binoculars. The spacecraft lands in the Atlantic Ocean . Glenn is taken aboard. He boards an helicopter and arrives at the headquarters.

Date: 1963
Duration: 4 min 40 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
USS Barton (DD-722) underway slowly in the Cape Canaveral Ship Channel, Florida

The U.S. Destroyer, USS Barton (DD-722) underway slowly in the Cape Canaveral Ship Channel, Cape Canaveral, Florida. She is one of the ships in the Mercury-Atlas 7 orbital mission recovery task force.

Date: 1962, May 26
Duration: 1 min 19 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Atlas number 113D flight readiness firing test at Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Gantry at Cape Canaveral, Florida. Signal light near gantry. Workers open the gantry. Mercury Atlas 8. '113D' and 'United States' written on Mercury Atlas 8. 113D flight readiness firing test at Cape Canaveral. Mercury Atlas 8 creates thrust during launch.

Date: 1962, October 3
Duration: 2 min 6 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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