John Glenn's Mercury mission was the first American space flight around the world. #Infographic

American in Orbit: How NASA & John Glenn Made History: Learn about John Glenn's history-making Mercury space.

John Glenn's Mercury mission was the first American space flight around the world. Credit: Karl Tate, SPACE.com Contributor

John Glenn's Mercury mission was the first American space flight around the earth.

To the America of the 1960s, Mr. Glenn was a clean-cut, good-natured, well-grounded Midwesterner, raised in Presbyterian rectitude, nurtured in patriotism and tested in war, who stepped forward to risk the unknown and succeeded spectacularly, lifting his country’s morale and restoring its self-confidence.

John Glenn, American Hero of the Space Age, Dies at 95

John Glenn, American Hero of the Space Age, Dies at 95 John Glenn, a freckle-faced son of Ohio who was hailed as a national hero and.

Col. John Glenn: First American to Orbit the Earth: 50 Years Ago Today

JohnGlenn - Original Mercury 7 astronaut and later shuttle astronaut - oldest man in space

John Glen orbiting the earth for the 1st time! Watched it with my 2nd grade class and with all the kids in   school on a big TV in the hall.

USMC American Astronaut who was the First American to orbit the Earth on February 1962 aboard "Friendship

John Glenn, US Marines WWII, Korea, NASA Astronaut, US Senator/.....He served his country in the place they were needed.

John Glenn, born: July 1921 in Cambridge, OH is a former United States Marine Corps pilot, astronaut, and United States senator who was the first American to orbit the Earth and the third American in space.

John Glenn wore this space suit on February 20, 1962, when he became the first American to orbit the Earth.

20 février 1962 : John Glenn, premier astronaute américain John Glenn wore this space suit on February when he became the first American to orbit the Earth.

Astronaut, John Glenn (Cambridge, OH) - First man to orbit the Earth, later became a US Senator

John H Glenn Jr. This Day in History: Feb An American orbits earth (the day I was born)

John Glenn, official portrait, 1959.

See historical photos of John Glenn, one of NASA's original seven astronauts and the first American to orbit Earth.

Col. John H. Glenn, Jr., U.S. Marine Corps 1941-65 WW II, Korean War. Corsair Fighter Pilot. Astronaught. Earned five Distinguished Flying Crosses, six Air Medals, and Congressional Space Medal of Honor. U.S. Senator (D-OH) 1974-99.

John H. Earned 5 Distinguished Flying Crosses, 6 Air Medals and the Congressional Space Medal of Honor. Senator (D-OH)

Mercury Astronauts.  John Glenn is the only one still alive.

The Mercury Seven: Walter M. Alan B. Glenn, M. Scott Carpenter, Donald K. Slayton, L. Gordon Cooper, Virgil I.

1962 ... John Glenn enroute to launch

John Glenn, Mercury — February 1962 Astronaut John H., NASA flight surgeon William Douglas and equipment specialist Joseph W. Schmidt leave crew quarters prior to the Mercury-Atlas 6 mission.

John Glenn was the first American to orbit the Earth aboard Friendship 7 on February 20, 1962, making him a national hero.

Former Ohio U. Senator and astronaut John Glenn—the first American to orbit the Earth and the third in space—died on Thursday at the above gallery shows, the American hero was a fixture in LIFE Magazine throughout the Space Race era, as the U.

February 20, 1962: John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth, aboard Friendship 7, on the Mercury-Atlas 6 mission, circling the globe three times during a flight lasting 4 hours, 55 minutes, and 23 seconds. This made Glenn the third American in space and the fifth human being in space.

February John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth, aboard Friendship on the Mercury-Atlas 6 mission, circling the globe three times during a flight lasting 4 hours, 55 minutes, and 23 seconds.

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