beamjockey (beamjockey) wrote,

Fifty Years Ago: Friendship 7

John Glenn on TIME cover

America cheered. Here's how Boris Artzybasheff celebrated John Glenn's three orbits around the Earth.

John Glenn on TIME cover

Here Glenn, on left, helps an unidentified NASA technician invert Wally Schirra, a fellow Project Mercury astronaut. (During training in a pool, water had entered his modified Goodrich Mark IV pressure suit.)

Edited to add: Collectspace offers an interesting article on the secret space stamp of 1962.
Tags: artzybasheff, history, space
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