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.
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