John Glenn

Godspeed, John Glenn: 50 Years of Americans in Orbit

On February 20, 1962, perched atop an Atlas rocket, John Glenn was blasted into space at 17,500 miles per hour. ┬áHe splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean about five hours later, having orbited the Earth three times, the first American to do so. Our most recent video for Time.com is a tribute to John Glenn, …

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