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Shows the sunrise and sunset as seen by astronaut John Glen while in the spacecraft, ‘FRIENDSHIP 7.’ The video also explains why voice communications disrupted as the capsule re-entered the atmosphere, shows the parachute deploy, and the Space Voyager descending to earth.
Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum: Online Exhibits
Friendship 7's 'Fourth Orbit'-Three months after John Glenn and Friendship 7 completed 3 orbits around the Earth, Friendship 7 began its second mission, or what was popularly referred to as its “fourth orbit:” a worldwide exhibition that was organized to promote and represent the United States and its space program in nearly 30 cities around the world.
How John Glenn Suited Up for Space-On February 20, 1962, John Glenn made history as the first American in orbit. His description of the experience: "Zero G, and I feel fine." A spacesuit, specifically designed and fitted for John Glenn contributed to his "feeling fine."