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20/02/1962 First American manned orbital flight


Mission Profile - 1962-02-20 Mercury-Atlas 6


Mercury Atlas 6 - First American in Orbit (Kerbal Space Program - RSS/RO)


Voyage of Friendship 7

Former fighter pilot John Glenn became a fifth human and third American in space. He was the first American who orbited Earth. He completed three orbits. Re-entry was dramatic because of a faulty warming from the heat shield. Eventually, everything went well and Glenn splashed down in the North Atlantic Ocean.
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    • Essentials 

    • Preparation 

    • Flight 

    • Spacecraft location 

    • Timeline and parameters 

    • Dramatization in film 

    • Anniversary commemoration