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Friendship 7

Friendship 7

  • Astronaut John H. Glenn's first American orbital space flight. The film documents Project Mercury, including a close look at tracking stations around the world. 

Voyage of Friendship 7

  • 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