"I remember when John Glenn was the first (American) to orbit the earth, it was the first time we had to wait so long before the capsule came back to Earth. These early experiences helped fuel my interest in the space program that continues today."
--CNET News.com reader Albert O. Arnone
At left, John Glenn gives the ready sign during Mercury-Atlas 6 pre-launch training.
October 5, 2007 12:59 PM PDT
Photo by: NASA
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