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NASA Events and Future Forum Mark 50 Years of Americans in Orbit


Feb. 20 marks the 50th anniversary of the day in 1962 when U.S. Sen. John Glenn piloted his Friendship 7 spacecraft on the first U.S. orbital flight. In the next two weeks, NASA Television will broadcast a series of live events and special programming to commemorate 50 years of Americans in orbit, including the premiere of a new documentary and special interactive online features.

Full Story: http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2012/feb/HQ_M12-029_John_Glenn_TV.html

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