James Tyler and John Glenn at NASM

ID: 87-2326-7

Creator: Avino, Mark

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1987

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 5, Folder: April 1987

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Senator John Glenn held a news conference at the National Air and Space Museum (NASM) 19 February 1987 in honor of the 25th anniversary of his orbit around the earth in the Mercury Friendship 7 spacecraft. This photo shows Glenn standing with NASM Acting Director James Tyler (l.) in front of the spacecraft.


  • Glenn, John 1921-
  • Tyler, James C. 1935-
  • United States Congress
  • National Air and Space Museum
  • Project Mercury (U.S.)


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


Featured in "The Torch," April 1987.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 5, Folder: April 1987

Contact information

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



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No restrictions


  • Politicians
  • Celebrities and Dignitaries
  • Museums
  • Space flight
  • Astronautics
  • News conferences
  • Space vehicles
  • Astronauts
  • Museum directors


  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid

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

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