Astronaut John Herschel Glenn orbits the earth in Mercury-Atlas 6 Friendship 7 spacecraft which took off from the U.S.
United States USA Date:1963 Duration:6 min 23 sec Sound:Yes
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.
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