John Glenn: A Life of Service

John Glenn: Preparing For Friendship 7

Clip | 2m 10s

Before John Glenn's historic orbiting of the Earth aboard Friendship 7, the mission was delayed 11 times due to mechanical issues and system malfunctions. With his life at risk, the flight was delayed six weeks. Glenn finally went into space on February 20, 1962.

Aired: 07/17/13

Rating: NR

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