Nasa daily picture for February 20: Destination: History

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John Glenn ingressing the Mercury-Atlas 6 spacecraf

On Feb. 20, 1962, John Glenn made history by becoming the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the place we call home--planet Earth. This fish-eye view shows him ingressing Friendship 7, the Mercury-Atlas 6 spacecraft, during the last part of the countdown into history.

Image Credit: NASA



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