Mercury MA-6 Flight "Friendship 7", Databook (Flight Maps) (NASM Artifact); Glenn, John H., Jr.. [photograph]


Collection Item Summary:

Map from flight notebook used by astronaut John Glenn on flight of Mercury "Friendship 7" on February 20, 1962; Mercury Orbital Chart MOC-3 published by USAF (December 1961), world chart with printed orbital routes, plus grease pencil and marker annotations noting the latest information available immediately prior to the flight. "Map 2" shows northern South America, the South Atlantic Ocean, and Africa. Includes typed "Day Side Check List" and call signs [?] for radio contacts in the Atlantic Area.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Astronautics
  • Space flight
  • Project Mercury (U.S.)

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National Air and Space Museum Archives

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National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560



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