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John Glenn Remembers: 50 Years After Record Earth Orbit

  • Aired: 1/21/2012
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Fifty years ago, John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth. He circled the globe three times that day - traveling at more than 17,000 miles per hour inside a space capsule. The trip took just 4 hours and 56 minutes. Five decades later, Glenn reached out from a forum at Ohio State University to those now in orbit: crew members on board the International Space Station.

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