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Sue Burke
47 years ago today... 
20th-Feb-2009 12:31 pm

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.)

20th-Feb-2009 11:57 am (UTC)
And since he was a native son of Ohio, I remember all the fuss. I was not quite 5.

20th-Feb-2009 08:13 pm (UTC)
I heard that the welcoming committee that was going to greet him when they opened the hatch considered dressing up in gorilla costumes. Instead they just wore buttons. Too bad.
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