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FRIENDSHIP 7 (Color, 1962, 57:57)
As the Cold War space rivalry raged, America was anxious to get a man into orbit as quickly as possible to offset the lead the Soviets had in manned space flight. American policy had been to extensively test the Mercury space craft with the Redstone suborbital booster before attempting a mission with the powerful but unpredictable Atlas orbital booster, but when the Soviets sent up their second man in space Gherman Titov for a day long orbital flight in the summer of '61, NASA changed their schedule and John Glenn's mission was changed to an orbital Mercury-Atlas one set to fly as soon as possible. Many abortive attempts were made to fly the mission only to be scrubbed to due technical difficulties or bad weather, and it was not until winter the following year on February 20th, 1962 that finally a much-liked man became an American hero as he flew his spacecraft successfully into orbital flight, only to have an intense drama unfold as the bird was ordered down and ground controllers wondered if Glenn would live through the fiery re-entry of his space craft into the earth's atmosphere. This great NASA film details the technical achievements, human drama and mission timeline of the events of this historic mission.
BIOGRAPHY (CBS): JOHN GLENN (Black/White, 1962, 23 Minutes.)
The original TV biography documentary series gives its usual standard-setting treatment to the first American to orbit the earth. Narrated by Mike Wallace.
THE JOHN GLENN STORY (Color, 1962, 29:52)
Film introduced by President John F. Kennedy himself which recounts the history of the life of John Glenn, introduces us to his family, his friends and the people who helped to shape him in his youth, and the events following his historical achievement such as his post-mission meeting with the President, his New York ticker tape parade, his address to a joint session of Congress and more.
John Glenn, American colonel, astronaut, and politician (July 18, 1921 - December 8, 2016) was born John Herschel Glenn Jr. in Cambridge, Ohio. He was a United States Marine Corps aviator, engineer, astronaut, and United States Senator from Ohio. In 1962 he was the first American to orbit the Earth, circling it three times. Before joining NASA, Glenn was a distinguished fighter pilot in World War II and Korea with six Distinguished Flying Crosses and eighteen Air Medals. In 1998, still a sitting senator, Glenn was the oldest person to fly in space as a crew member of the Discovery space shuttle and the only person to fly in both the Mercury and Space Shuttle programs. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012. Glenn died at the OSU Wexner Medical Center at the age of 95 years, the last surviving member of the Mercury Seven; no cause of death was disclosed. After his death, his body lay in state at the Ohio Statehouse. There was a memorial service at Mershon Auditorium at Ohio State University, and another was performed at the Kennedy Space Center near the Heroes and Legends building. His body was interred at Arlington National Cemetery