John Glenn's Mercury Spacesuit

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This spacesuit was worn by John Glenn during the first orbital flight of a U.S. astronaut. The flight aboard Mercury Friendship 7 took place on February 20, 1962 and lasted for 4 hours and 55 minutes, during which Glenn orbited the earth three times. The spacesuit was developed by the B.F. Goodrich Company from the U.S. Navy MK-IV full pressure suit, and was selected by NASA in 1959 for use in Project Mercury

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01/12/2016

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Mark Avino

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NASM-A19670178000_PS03

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Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum

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