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By MyVintageGeneration | Published: February 20, 2012
John Glenn was the first American to orbit the earth. The historic flight took place 50 years ago this week. Glenn was aboard Friendship 7. NASA dubbed the mission Mercury-Atlas 6. John Glenn circled the globe three times. The entire flight lasted 4 hours, 55 minutes and 23 seconds. Upon his return to earth, a [...]
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: July 8, 2011
NASA’s last space shuttle launch has launched. It went up on Friday morning, July 8th. The crew has several commemorative items along for the trip including a flag from the first shuttle flight back in 1981. This week’s My Vintage Video takes us back to that first shuttle launch.