'Astronaut Glenn rides van to launch pad' photograph   Save
John and Annie Glenn Collection
Description: Caption reads: "ASTRONAUT GLENN RIDES VAN TO LAUNCH PAD" Taken during the launch of Friendship 7 on February 20, 1962, this photograph shows astronaut John Glenn in his space suit before arriving at the launch pad. He sits on a brown leather seat. 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.
Image ID: AV329_B24F09_02
Subjects: Glenn, John, 1921-2016; Astronauts; Friendship 7 (Spacecraft);
Places: Cape Canaveral (Florida); Brevard County (Florida);