RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 31046099 LA English T1 Friendship 7 : first American in orbit A1 Cole, Michael D., PB Enslow Publishers PP Springfield, N.J. YR 1995 SN 0894905406 9780894905407 AB " ... Flames and smoke shot from the rocket engines as astronaut John Glenn blasted off aboard 'Friendship 7' on February 20, 1962. Glenn's historic mission brought him fame as the first American in orbit, but not without some unexpected danger. Problems arose which forced Glenn to fly the spacecraft manually, utilizing all his courage and skill to bring 'Friendship 7' home safely. Based on NASA reports and interviews with John Glenn himself, [the] author ... captures the excitement and danger of the flight of 'Friendship 7. This sucessful mission made Glenn an American hero, and paved the way for future space exploration."