John Glenn, American astronaut

John Glenn, American astronaut

C007/4464 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.1MB

Downloadable file size: 2.2MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: John Glenn (1921-2016), American astronaut, ready to enter the Friendship 7 capsule prior to the launch of the Mercury 6 mission on 20th February 1962. This was the first American mission to put a human in Earth orbit, the Soviets had previously placed a cosmonaut in orbit on 12 April 1961. The mission was successful and Glenn completed three orbits in 4 hours and 55 minutes in the Friendship 7 spacecraft. Glenn went on to become the United States Senator from Ohio, a position he held from 1974 to 1999.

Release details: Model release not available. Property release not required.

Keywords: 1900s, 1960s, 20 february 1962, 20/02/1962, 20th century, 40s, adult, american, astronaut, cape canaveral, caucasian, earth orbit, florida, forties, friendship 7, helmet, historical, history, human, john glenn, kennedy space centre, ma-6, male, man, manned, manned spaceflight, mercury ma-6, mercury program, mercury-atlas 6, monochrome, nasa, north america, north american, people, person, programme, senator, sepia, space, space race, spaceflight, spacesuit, technological, technology, united states, us, usa, white

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.