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US astronaut John Glenn enters into the Mercury "Frienship-7" capsule in Cape Canaveral, Florida, on February 20, 1962, prior to the launch of the spacecraft for the first US manned orbital flight ever. (Photo credit AFP/Getty Images)

Ken Foote’s Radio/TV Files: TV Covering Outer Space

This past President’s Day marked the 50th anniversary of the launch of the Friendship 7 Mercury spaceship, manned by astronaut John Glenn, who took off into outer space on February 20, 1962.

02/21/2012