Presentation of Friendship 7

ID: 2003-19532

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1963

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 58, Folder 15

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In the Arts and Industries Building, February 20, 1963, Smithsonian Secretary Leonard Carmichael speaking at the presentation of the "Friendship 7" spacecraft which is in the foreground. The men seated behind Secretary Carmichael are (left to right): Senator Clinton P. Anderson, member of the Smithsonian Board of Regents and member of the Senate Committee on Aeronautical and Space Sciences; Honorable James E. Webb, Administrator of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA); Dr. Hugh L. Dryden, Deputy Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA); Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr.; and Philip S. Hopkins, Director of the National Air Museum, now the National Air and Space Museum.


  • Anderson, Clinton Presba
  • Carmichael, Leonard 1898-1973
  • Webb, James E (James Edwin) 1906-
  • Dryden, Hugh Latimer 1898-1965
  • Glenn, John 1921-
  • Hopkins, Philip S
  • Project Mercury (U.S.)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • United States Congress Senate
  • Arts and Industries Building


Historic Images of the Smithsonian

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 58, Folder 15

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



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  • Friendship 7
  • Secretaries
  • Museums
  • Gifts
  • Space flight
  • Astronautics
  • Regents
  • Space vehicles
  • Astronauts
  • Museum directors
  • Event


  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid

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Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Event; Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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