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Mercury-Atlas 6 (MA-6) was the third human spaceflight for the U.S. and part of Project Mercury. Conducted by [[N.A.S.A.|NASA]] on February 20, 1962, the mission was piloted by astronaut [[John Glenn]], who performed three orbits of the Earth, making him the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth.
 
Mercury-Atlas 6 (MA-6) was the third human spaceflight for the U.S. and part of Project Mercury. Conducted by [[N.A.S.A.|NASA]] on February 20, 1962, the mission was piloted by astronaut [[John Glenn]], who performed three orbits of the Earth, making him the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth.
  
The Mercury spacecraft, named ''' ''Friendship 7'' ''', was carried to orbit by an Atlas LV-3B launch vehicle lifting off from Launch Complex 14 at Cape Canaveral, Florida. After four hours and 56 minutes in flight the spacecraft re-entered the Earth's atmosphere, splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean and was safely taken aboard the USS Noa.<ref>[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury-Atlas_6 Wikipedia]</ref>
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The Mercury spacecraft, named ''Friendship 7'', was carried to orbit by an Atlas LV-3B launch vehicle lifting off from Launch Complex 14 at Cape Canaveral, Florida. After four hours and 56 minutes in flight the spacecraft re-entered the Earth's atmosphere, splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean and was safely taken aboard the USS Noa.<ref>[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury-Atlas_6 Wikipedia]</ref>
  
  
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Mercury-Atlas 6 (MA-6) was the third human spaceflight for the U.S. and part of Project Mercury. Conducted by NASA on February 20, 1962, the mission was piloted by astronaut John Glenn, who performed three orbits of the Earth, making him the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth.

The Mercury spacecraft, named Friendship 7, was carried to orbit by an Atlas LV-3B launch vehicle lifting off from Launch Complex 14 at Cape Canaveral, Florida. After four hours and 56 minutes in flight the spacecraft re-entered the Earth's atmosphere, splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean and was safely taken aboard the USS Noa.[1]


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