1st American in Orbit: How John Glenn (And NASA) Made History (Infographic)

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When NASA launched astronaut John Glenn into orbit on Feb. 20, 1962, the U.S. joined the realm of orbital spaceflight and never looked back. Seven years later, the first Americans would land on the moon. See how NASA made the leap into orbital spaceflight with Glenn’s historic Friendship 7 spaceflight in the SPACE.com infograhic above.

Read more on http://www.space.com/14618-nasa-john-glenn-orbit-friendship-7-50th-anniversary.html

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