Friendship 7 Mercury Space Flight
On February 20, 1962, John Glenn became the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth. He orbited the earth three times in a spacecraft named Friendship 7. The flight lasted just under five hours.
This is a Universal Newsreel about the flight.
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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