Launch of Friendship 7 piloted by astronaut John Glenn in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Emblem of NASA. Message in light circling the Times Building in Manhattan, New York City, at night, reads: 'Glenn ready for orbital flight.' A title slate reads: 'Friendship 7'. View of Times Square New York City, at night. Views from various parts of the world, with voices in background, broadcasting about the event in their respective local languages. Parliament buildings in London. Wide view of the Eiffel Tower in Paris at dusk or dawn. A woman in a vegetable market. People buying and selling goods in an Arab market including some men wearing Keffiyeh. A neighborhood in China. A Japanese city at night with neon signs. A Mexican man carrying a guitar. View of various images broadcast on television (the images show the television screens) from American cities, including titles "Man into space -- Los Angeles;" "Sioux City --Mercury shoot;" "New Orleans-- standing by orbital flight." and "Please stand by man in orbit --Boston."
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