Cockpit of the Mercury Friendship 7

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In this historic capsule, John H. Glenn Jr. became the first American to orbit the Earth. Glenn's flight was the third manned mission of Project Mercury, following two suborbital flights by astronauts in 1961. Highlighted in this image is the cockpit of the Mercury Friendship 7.

Created:

04/12/2016

Photographer:

Dane Penland

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NASM2016-01987

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Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum

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Smithsonian Institution

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