Around the World Times Three: The Flight of Friendship 7

February 3, 2017
9:00 AM
3198 State Rte 2001, Alamogordo, NM 88310

New Mexico Museum of Space History
Contact Name:
Cathy Harper
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575-437-2840 ext. 41153

(Alamogordo, New Mexico, January 12, 2017) – It was 2:20 am on Tuesday, February 20, 1962, when John Glenn rolled out of bed and got ready to step into the history books with the flight of Mercury-Atlas 6 and Friendship 7. Did you know that the name Friendship 7 was actually suggested by Glenn’s children? Or that the flight was delayed ten times before finally launching? On Friday, February 3, the monthly Launch Pad Lecture features Museum Educator Michael Shinabery who takes a closer look at Glenn’s famous mission, its problems and its successes.

Coffee and donuts are compliments of the International Space Hall of Fame Foundation. The next Launch Pad Lecture will be on March 3, 2017 and the topic will be Say Cheese: The First Photo From Space with Museum Executive Director Chris Orwoll.

The Launch Pad Lectures are streamed live on Periscope and are available on the museum’s YouTube channel:

The New Mexico Museum of Space History, a Smithsonian Affiliate, is a division of the NM Department of Cultural Affairs. For more information, call 575-437-2840 or toll free 1-877-333-6589 or visit the website at Like us at:

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