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June 8, 2011
With astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. aboard, the Friendship 7/Mercury Atlas 6 spacecraft lifts off from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The first NASA Earth-orbital mission, Glenn's flight followed sub-orbital missions by astronauts Alan B. Shepard Jr. and Virgil I. (Gus) Grissom.


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