First Orbital Flight Anniversary

John Glenn became the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth on February 20, 1962. On the 40th anniversary of his Mercury flight… read more

John Glenn became the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth on February 20, 1962. On the 40th anniversary of his Mercury flight former Senator Glenn talked about his space flight and the history of the space program. Topics included the Cold War, his space flight at age 77, and the differences between the space flights. He responded to questions from members of the audience. The program opened with a video about his space flight, shown in progress.

This address in the Wernher von Braun Lecture Series was delivered February 20, 2002, at the National Air and Space Museum. close

Javascript must be enabled in order to access C-SPAN videos.

People in this video

More People

Hosting Organization

More information about

First Orbital Flight Anniversary

262 Views
Program ID:
168760-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 20, 2002
Last Aired:
Feb 20, 2012

Airing Details

  • Feb 20, 2002 | 8:02pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 20, 2002 | 11:27pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 21, 2002 | 5:40am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 21, 2002 | 11:15am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 22, 2002 | 3:15pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 23, 2002 | 5:06pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 31, 2002 | 1:09pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 24, 2002 | 6:39pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 25, 2002 | 4:48am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 20, 2010 | 12:24pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 20, 2010 | 6:24pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 21, 2010 | 12:21am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 21, 2010 | 6:21am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 18, 2012 | 9:29am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 19, 2012 | 4:30pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 20, 2012 | 5:27am EST | C-SPAN 3
Purchase a DVD or Download

First Orbital Flight Anniversary

  • DVD
    Length:
    01:28:42
    Price:
    $29.95
    Add to Cart
  • MP3 audio
    Length:
    01:28:42
    Price:
    $0.99
    Add to Cart

Clips from This Video