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    Astronauts: John Glenn, March 1962: 4-20
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.1962: 20 February-20 March

    This folder contains materials collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning Colonel John H. Glenn, Jr.'s successful completion of the Mercury-Atlas 6 test flight, also known as the Friendship 7. Materials in this folder include a letter from John Hershel and Clara Sproat Glenn and congratulatory corr...

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    KN-C20230. Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson Greets Parents of Astronaut John Glenn at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida
    White House Photographs23 February 1962

    Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson (right, holding hat) greets Clara Sproat Glenn and John H. Glenn, Sr., parents of astronaut Lieutenant Colonel John H. Glenn, Jr., upon his and Lieutenant Colonel Glenn's arrival aboard Military Air Transport Service (MATS) airplane at Patrick Air Force Base, Brevard County, Florida. Vice President Johnson escorted...

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    KN-C20262. Astronaut John Glenn Speaks to the Press Upon His Arrival at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida
    White House Photographs23 February 1962

    Astronaut Lieutenant Colonel John H. Glenn, Jr. (third from left) looks down at his notes before speaking to the press upon his arrival at Patrick Air Force Base, Brevard County, Florida. Lieutenant Colonel Glenn, escorted by Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, traveled to Florida to attend the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Di...

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    KN-C20265. Astronaut John Glenn Speaks to the Press Upon His Arrival at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida
    White House Photographs23 February 1962

    Astronaut Lieutenant Colonel John H. Glenn, Jr. (at microphones) speaks to the press upon his arrival at Patrick Air Force Base, Brevard County, Florida. Lieutenant Colonel Glenn, escorted by Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, traveled to Florida to attend the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Distinguished Service Medal ceremoni...

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    KN-C20268. President John F. Kennedy Greets Parents of Astronaut John Glenn After Arriving at Cape Canaveral
    White House Photographs23 February 1962

    President John F. Kennedy (left) shakes hands with Clara Sproat Glenn, mother of astronaut Lieutenant Colonel John H. Glenn, Jr., upon arriving at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station for the presentation ceremony of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Distinguished Service Medal to Lieutenant Colonel Glenn. Those looking on inclu...

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    ST-A13-27-62. Parents of Astronaut John Glenn View Friendship 7 Space Capsule
    White House Photographs23 February 1962

    Astronaut Lieutenant Colonel John H. Glenn, Jr. (reaching into the capsule) shows his parents, John H. Glenn, Sr. and Clara Sproat Glenn, the space capsule Friendship 7 following the presentation ceremony of his National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Distinguished Service Medal at Hangar 'S,’ Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Brevard ...

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    ST-A13-28-62. Parents of Astronaut John Glenn View Friendship 7 Space Capsule
    White House Photographs23 February 1962

    Astronaut Lieutenant Colonel John H. Glenn, Jr. (reaching into the capsule) shows his parents, John H. Glenn, Sr. and Clara Sproat Glenn, the space capsule Friendship 7 following the presentation ceremony of his National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Distinguished Service Medal at Hangar 'S,’ Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Brevard ...

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    ST-A13-29-62. Parents of Astronaut John Glenn View Friendship 7 Space Capsule
    White House Photographs23 February 1962

    John H. Glenn, Sr. (center) and Clara Sproat Glenn, parents of astronaut Lieutenant Colonel John H. Glenn, Jr. (mostly hidden behind Mrs. Glenn, Sr.), look inside the space capsule Friendship 7 following the presentation ceremony of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Distinguished Service Medal to Lieutenant Colonel Glenn at H...

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    ST-A13-30-62. Parents of Astronaut John Glenn View Friendship 7 Space Capsule
    White House Photographs23 February 1962

    John H. Glenn, Sr. (center) and Clara Sproat Glenn, parents of astronaut Lieutenant Colonel John H. Glenn, Jr. (partially hidden behind Mrs. Glenn, Sr.), look inside the space capsule Friendship 7 following the presentation ceremony of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Distinguished Service Medal to Lieutenant Colonel Glenn a...

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    ST-A13-39-62. President John F. Kennedy Arrives at Cape Canaveral for Presentation Ceremony of the NASA Distinguished Service Medal to Astronaut John Glenn
    White House Photographs23 February 1962

    President John F. Kennedy (center, left) greets those gathered at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station to welcome him upon his arrival for the presentation ceremony of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Distinguished Service Medal to astronaut Lieutenant Colonel John H. Glenn, Jr. Standing with the group (L-R): White House Secret...

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