John Glenn's Mercury spacesuit

John Glenn's Mercury spacesuit

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Credit: MARK WILLIAMSON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: John Glenn's Mercury spacesuit on display at the National Air & Space Museum, Washington DC. Glenn was the first American to reach Earth orbit, in the Mercury MA-6 capsule, on 20 February 1962.

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