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Uploaded on Jul 19, 2011
NASA documentary about the early space programs of the United States, focusing on the orbital manned flight of John Glenn aboard the Mercury capsule "Friendship 7", launched by an Atlas rocket.
Background information about this mission is available from http://www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov/history/m... Mission Objective: Place a man into earth orbit, observe his reactions to the space environment and safely return him to earth to a point where he could be readily found. The Mercury flight plan during the first orbit was to maintain optimum spacecraft attitude for radar tracking and communication checks. . .
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