: Caption reads: "ONLY UMBILICAL REMAINS ATTACHED"
Taken during the launch of the Friendship 7 on February 20, 1962, this photograph shows the tip of the spacecraft attached to an umbilical attachment to the launch tower. The mission would make John Glenn the first American to orbit Earth.
The John and Annie Glenn collection is comprised of photographs, slides, books and ephemera documenting the career of John Glenn as an astronaut and U.S. Senator. The collection also documents his life with his wife Annie Glenn née Castor, family and friends, such as Robert and Ethel Kennedy and fellow astronauts. View on Ohio Memory.
: AV329_B24F09_07 Subjects
: Friendship 7 (Spacecraft); United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Glenn, John, 1921-2016; Places
: Cape Canaveral (Florida); Brevard County (Florida);