Button, Astronaut John Glenn

Description
John Glenn became the first American to reach orbit in February 1962 aboard the Mercury Friendship 7, moving the U. S. to the forefront of the space race with the Soviet Union.
Object Name
button
date made
1962
described
Glenn, John
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
red (overall color)
white (overall color)
blue (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 4 in; 10.16 cm
ID Number
2003.0019.01
accession number
2003.0019
catalog number
2003.0019.01
subject
Space Travel
Government, Politics, and Reform
See more items in
Political History: Political History, General History Collection
Exhibition
The Early Sixties: American Culture
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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