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Friendship 7: The First Flight of John Glenn with CDROM (NASA Mission Reports)by Robert Godwin
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Taken directly from the NASA archives, these documents track John Glenn's first mission into space on Friendship 7.
February 20th 1962 — After weeks of delays the fledgling National Aeronautics and Space Administration of the United States Of America sent a man into orbit around the Earth. From that day to the present, the name of John Glenn became synonymous with the hazardous new occupation of Astronaut. This book takes a look at the first flight of John Glenn through the eyes of the people who made his trip possible. It also includes Glenn's own first-hand recollections of his journey as he reported them on his return. Reproduced here in its entirety is the rare official News Release for January 21st 1962. Also included is a transcript of the entire ground-to spacecraft communications, as well as dozens of diagrams and photographs of the Mercury — Atlas space vehicle.
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