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Hollywood’s Mixed Portrayal of John Glenn

by Elizabeth Howell February 20, 2013

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter We’ll be the first to admit that the 1983 movie¬†The Right Stuff¬†takes artistic license when it talks about the Mercury program and other events. It exaggerates problems between the astronauts, portrays the journalists as unthinking buffoons and misrepresents historical events such […]

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Friendship 7: 50th Anniversary of John Glenn’s Flight

by Nancy Atkinson February 17, 2012

On Feb. 20, 1962, John Glenn launched on the Friendship 7 flight, or Mercury 6, the first human orbital flight for NASA. Last night NASA premiered a video to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the flight, and have now made it available to share. Glenn launched at 9:47:39 am EST from Cape Canaveral, orbiting Earth […]

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