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Military
7:35 am
Mon February 20, 2012

Mercury Workers Gather 50 Years After Glenn Launch

djmcaleese

Veterans of NASA's Project Mercury have landed in Cape Canaveral this weekend to celebrate 50 years of
orbital flight.

This Monday will mark the golden anniversary of John Glenn's momentous circling of the globe.

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.  That's the pad from which Glenn rocketed away on Feb. 20, 1962, to become the first American in orbit.

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