If you are like me, you've been thinking a lot about John Glenn after hearing about his passing.  My job here at the National Archives is Community Manager for the National Archives Catalog, so the first thing I did was search the catalog for records about Glenn.

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This has always been my favorite photo, Photograph of Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. in His Mark IV Pressure Suit, 1/23/1962.  Look closely and you can see the NASA technicians in the reflections in his suit.

 

If you love transcribing records - we have an Exploring Space transcription mission going on right now, and it includes records about John Glenn.  Help us unlock history!  How about transcribing this booklet about John Glenn and Friendship 7?

 

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