NASA's Documentary About the First American to Orbit Earth

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John Glenn and the other astronauts who manned the Friendship 7 mission 50 years ago give a play by play description of the effort in this documentary from NASA, including stunning archival footage. For more images from the project, don't miss Alexis Madrigal's reconstruction of Glenn's experience in orbit, in "What John Glenn Saw When He Became the First American to Orbit Earth," or NASA's multimedia tribute to the mission

For more videos from NASA, visit http://www.nasa.gov/.

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Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.
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