Visitors Viewing Friendship 7

ID: 82-3306

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: late 1960s - c. 1975

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 58, Folder 15, and Record Unit 410, Box 2, Folder: Historic Photos

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Summary

Visitors viewing "Friendship 7" in the temporary metal building housing the National Air and Space Museum in the South Yard. "Friendship 7" is the Mercury spacecraft in which astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr., became the first American to orbit the Earth. On February 20, 1962, Glenn circled the Earth three times. The space flight lasted 4 hours and 55 minutes, and "Friendship 7" landed in the Atlantic Ocean.

Subject

  • Glenn, John 1921-
  • National Air and Space Museum
  • Project Mercury (U.S.)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 58, Folder 15, and Record Unit 410, Box 2, Folder: Historic Photos

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

late 1960s - c. 1975

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No restrictions

Topic

  • Friendship 7
  • Exhibitions
  • Museums
  • Space flight
  • Museum visitors
  • Space vehicles

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Exhibit

ID Number

82-3306

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print

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