20 février 1963 - Célébration du 1er anniversaire du vol de la capsule Friendship 7 emportant John Glenn, le 1er américain dans l'espace. | Que s'est il passé en 1963 ? | Scoop.it
On February 20, 1962, at 9:47 a.m., an Atlas booster rocket lifted off its pad at Cape Canaveral with NASA’s Project Mercury Program Friendship 7 spacecraft mounted on top. Inside Friendship 7, pilot and astronaut John Glenn lay flat on his back, strapped to a custom-fit chair, and calmly reported, “Liftoff; the clock is operating; we’re under way.” Thus began Glenn’s nearly five-hour flight into outer space where he orbited the earth three times.