February 20th, 2009

NightFallsOnEurope

47 years ago today...


John Glenn became the third American in space and the first to orbit the Earth, aboard Friendship 7 on February 20, 1962, on the Mercury Atlas 6 mission, circling the globe three times during a flight lasting 4 hours, 55 minutes, and 23 seconds.

(I collect lapel buttons.)