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John Glenn's Two Spaceflights

Public Affairs Information

Read the official press release. In collaboration with its contractors, NASA has put the STS-95 Press Kit on-line.

The Shuttle Mission and the Science

Read a mission summary of STS-95 or in-depth mission coverage. STS-95 launched on October 29, 1998 and landed on November 7, 1998.

This Shuttle mission will focus on the medical links between aging and spaceflight. NASA's Office of Life and Microgravity Sciences is responsible for NASA's efforts in this area and is teaming with the National Institute of Aging.

The Man and His Historic First Flight

Check out Senator Glenn's official biographical sketch.

You may also view sites for Glenn's Mercury 6 (Friendship 7) flight or for more detailed information about the entire Mercury program. You may also view the entire text of This New Ocean: A History of Project Mercury. or Space Medicine in Project Mercury.

The Kennedy Space Center has recently made available an electronic copy of a report called "Results of the First United States Manned Spaceflight, February 20, 1962." Please note that this document is a very large pdf file.

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