Mercury-Atlas 7

In this 1961 file photo provided by NASA, the original seven Mercury astronauts pose in their spacesuits. In the first row, from left, are Walter Schirra Jr., Donald Slayton, John Glenn and Scott Carpenter. In the back row, from left, are Alan Shepard, Jr., Virgil Grissom and Gordon Cooper.  (AP Photo, File)

John Glenn to Scott Carpenter: ‘Godspeed’

WASHINGTON (AP) — When John Glenn soared into space as the first American in orbit, Scott Carpenter wished him bon voyage with three simple words: “Godspeed, John Glenn.” Glenn bid farewell to his lifelong pal […]

10/11/2013

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