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Hollywood’s Mixed Portrayal of John Glenn

by Elizabeth Howell February 20, 2013

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 as breaking the speed of sound. Late in the three-hour film, the movie turns […]

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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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