Map of John Glenn Orbit
Ohio: 1962

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Glenn orbit map
detail
The First Orbital Pilot Controlled Flight in Space Travel
Space Travels, Fairborn Ohio: 1962
Photo process map on paper
21 x 32 inches
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John Glenn's first manned orbit of the earth in a space capsule in 1962 is commemorated in a map with his portrait and a representation of the control board for the Friendship 7 capsule superimposed on a Rand McNally Cosmopolitan World map of the period. The map is also enhanced with graphics showing the paths of orbit, and worldwide location of capsule control stations from Cape Canaveral to Zanzibar. Glenn was hailed as a genuine American hero for his flight and received the Space Congressional Medal of Honor.