: Caption reads: "ATLAS ACCELERATES RAPIDLY"
Taken during the launch of the Friendship 7 on February 29, 1962, this photograph shows the spacecraft as it lifts off into the sky. Atlas was the launch vehicle that sent the spacecraft, Friendship 7, into orbit. 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_08 Subjects
: Friendship 7 (Spacecraft); United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Glenn, John, 1921-2016; Places
: Cape Canaveral (Florida); Brevard County (Florida);