Monday, April 23, 2012

First American to Orbit Earth



This week we are looking at some of the milestones of the early space race. Our earliest program was the Mercury Program. Today's picture is from the Mercury-Atlas VI mission. In this flight, John Glenn Became the first American to orbit the earth. His mission was cut short because of concerns about re-entry and the heat shields, but Glenn did return to earth safely.

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  1. Great American subject this week !!!!!!!

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  2. Is Glenn possibly the last surviving Mercury astronuat?
    I hope you include a pic of Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee.

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  3. I think Scott Carpenter is still alive. I think only him and John Glenn are still alive.

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