John Glenn http://wyso.org en Mercury Workers Gather 50 Years After Glenn Launch http://wyso.org/post/mercury-workers-gather-50-years-after-glenn-launch <p>Veterans of NASA&#39;s Project Mercury have landed in Cape Canaveral this weekend to celebrate 50 years of<br />orbital flight.</p><p>This Monday will mark the golden anniversary of John Glenn&#39;s momentous circling of the globe.</p><p>More than 100 men and women who helped launch Glenn and the other Mercury 7 astronauts gathered at Kennedy Space Center on Saturday. They traveled by the busloads to Launch Complex 14.&nbsp; That&#39;s the pad from which Glenn rocketed away on Feb. 20, 1962, to become the first American in orbit.</p> Mon, 20 Feb 2012 12:35:51 +0000 Associated Press 11746 at http://wyso.org Mercury Workers Gather 50 Years After Glenn Launch