John Glenn is first American to orbit the Earth

CU astronaut (John Glenn) in spacesuit sitting in Friendship 7 space capsule during the Mercury 6 mission / Mercury 6 rocket ascending in sky as John Glenn is first American in orbit / people on beach watching John Glenn's blast-off and cheering. John Glenn is first American to orbit the Earth on February 20, 1962 in Cape Canaveral, Florida (Footage by Getty Images)


Clip #: 101622796SD
Collection: Archive Films: Editorial
Date created: 20 February, 1962
Licence type: Rights-ready
Release info: Not released. More information
Clip length: 00:00:14
Location: Cape Canaveral, Florida, United States
Mastered to: QuickTime 8-bit Photo-JPEG SD 720x576 25p More information
Originally shot on: 16mm OCN 24p
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Source: Archive Films Editorial
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