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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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)

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.

On Feb. 20, 1962, NASA astronaut John Glenn made history when he became the first American ever to orbit Earth. See how NASA launched Glenn into orbit in this SPACE.com infographic.

(July 1921 - December was a United States Marine Corps aviator, engineer, astronaut, and United States Senator from Ohio. In he became the first American to orbit the Earth, circling it three times.

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)

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