Detail View: NASA Great Images in Nasa Collection: John Glenn OK

Title: 
John Glenn OK
Full Description: 
Astronaut John Glenn and technicians inspect artwork that will be painted on the outside of his Mercury spacecraft. John Glenn nicknamed his capsule "Friendship 7". On February 20, 1962 astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. lifted off into space aboard his Mercury Atlas (MA-6) rocket and became the first American to orbit the Earth. After orbiting the Earth 3 times, Friendship 7 landed in the Atlantic Ocean 4 hours, 55 minutes and 23 seconds later, just East of Grand Turk Island in the Bahamas. Glenn and his capsule were recovered by the Navy Destroyer Noa, 21 minutes after splashdown.
Date: 
02/02/1962
NASA Center: 
Johnson Space Center
Subject Category: 
Mercury-Astronaut
Keywords: 
7
Audience: 
General Public
facet_what: 
Atlas
facet_where: 
Atlantic Ocean
facet_who: 
John H. Glenn
facet_when: 
02-02-1962
facet_when_year: 
1962
Image #: 
S64-14854
original url: 
http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001026.html
UID: 
SPD-GRIN-GPN-2000-001026
Center: 
JSC
Center Number: 
S64-14854
GRIN DataBase Number: 
GPN-2000-001026
Creator-Photographer: 
Unknown
Original Source: 
DIGITAL