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1962 John Glenn

On 20 February 1962 John Glenn became the first American astronaut to circle the earth, and the fifth man in space, when his Mercury spacecraft – called Friendship 7 -completed three orbits of the planet. 57 more words

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Feisty Females: Harriet Quimby

Her life, though short, was full of many accomplishments.  Harriet Quimby was born on May 11, 1875 in Arcadia, Michigan to parents William and Usrula Quimby.  1,614 more words

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