FIRST AMERICAN IN OR­BIT

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NASA orig­i­nally planned a slow and steady ap­proach, with each as­tro­naut mak­ing a UWDQTDKVCN ƃKIJV DGHQTG CP[QPG would go into or­bit. But with the Sovi­ets tak­ing such big steps for­ward, NASA changed its plan. The third of the manned Mer­cury mis­sions YCU KVU ƂTUV QTDKVCN ƃKIJV ,QJP Glenn made three loops around the Earth in a jour­ney that lasted 4 hours and 56 min­utes, be­fore splash­ing down in the North At­lantic Ocean.

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