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Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com On February 20, 1962, John Glenn became the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth aboard Friendship 7. Now, 50 years later, we look back at that moment with admiration at what roads that mission was able to pave for our nation. Glenn boldly stepped-up and joined the Mercury-Atlas 6 mission, which was the sixth mission in the Mercury-Atlas set of missions. He knew what was at stake, and although the previous mission saw Enos the Chimp land...
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