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Friendship 7 : first American in orbit

Author: Michael D Cole
Publisher: Springfield, N.J. : Enslow Publishers, ©1995.
Series: Countdown to space.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English
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" ... 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Named Person: John Glenn; John Glenn; John Glenn
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael D Cole
ISBN: 0894905406 9780894905407
OCLC Number: 31046099
Description: 48 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Series Title: Countdown to space.
Other Titles: Friendship seven
Responsibility: Michael D. Cole.

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" ... 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."

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