50th Anniversary First American to Orbit Earth

50th Anniversary First American to Orbit Earth

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, seated right, and Sen. John Glenn residence questions from a press during a lecture during Ohio State University as John Glenn’s mother Annie Glenn, seated in red, looks on Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, in Columbus, Ohio. Today outlines a 50th anniversary of Glenn’s ancestral flight. Glenn was a initial American to circuit Earth.

Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls