Dinner Dance in Honor of John Herschel Glenn, Jr. and Friendship 7 Program
Dinner Dance in Honor of John Glenn and Friendship 7 Program
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (U.S.)
Friendship 7 (Spacecraft)
A program to a dinner dance in honor of John Glenn's (1921-) orbital flight on Friendship 7 (MA-6), which occurred on February 20, 1962. The dinner, was sponsored by the Launch Team (which was generally composed of National Aeronautics and Space Administration, General Dynamics, the McDonnell Aircraft Corporation, and other contractor personnel) on April 23, 1962, at the Cocoa Armory, located at 308 North Fiske Boulevard in Cocoa, Florida. Signators include Freedom 7 astronaut Alan Shepard (1923-1998), the first American in space; Luge Luetjen; Manager for McDonnell Aircraft, Paul C. Donnelly (1923-2014), NASA Engineer, Manager, Spacecraft Test Conductor for Project Mercury; Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth; Aurora 7 astronaut Scott Carpenter (1925-2013), the second American to orbit the Earth; Mercury 7 astronaut Deke Slayton (1924-1993); Sigma 7 astronaut Wally Schirra (1923-2007), the hird American to orbit Earth ; B. G. MacNabb, the Site Manager for General Dynamics Astronautics; Annie Glenn (1920-), Glenn's wife; Faith 7 astronaut Gordon Cooper (1927-2004), the fourth American to orbit Earth; , T. J. O'Malley (1915-2009), Manager for Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS)'s Launch Complex 14 (LC-14) and Launch Conductor for General Dynamics Astronautics.
Original 4-page program, 1962: Private Collection of Dr. Calvin D. Fowler.
Fowler, Calvin "Cal" D.
Is Format Of
Digital reproduction of original 4-page program, 1962.
Is Part Of
Dr. Calvin Fowler Collection, Florida Space Coast History Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Cocoa Armory, Cocoa, Florida
Originally owned by Dr. Calvin D. Fowler.
Copyright to this resource is held by Dr. Calvin D. Fowler and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.
"The Friendship 7 Mission: A Major Achievement and a Sign of More to Come." National Aeronautics and Space Administration. http://history.nasa.gov/friendship7/.
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