50 Years ago – Friendship 7

50 years ago today, John Glenn was boosted into space on top of a Atlas LV-3B rocket. More precisely, he sat inside Friendship 7 (Mercury-Atlas 6) on top of the Atlas. Friendship 7 was a very cramped affair in deed.

More detailed information on the mission is obviously available from the people resonsible, NASA. The National Aeronautic and Space Association has set up a special site commemorating the event.

I leave you with one of the official photographs taken in 1962 (digitalized version) courtesy of NASA:

John Glenn entering the Friendship 7 Capsule
Friendship 7 (c) NASA

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