Fragment of the Atlas 109D booster rocket used to launch the Friendship 7 spacecraft into orbit, carried by John Glenn aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery mission STS-95

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1962-02-20

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The Ohio State University

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Acrylic encased 1 by 1.5 inch fragment, recovered in Africa, of the Atlas 109D booster rocket used to launch the Friendship 7 spacecraft into orbit on February 20, 1962. (framed with a certificate stating John Glenn carried the item aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery mission STS-95 in October-November 1998)
Artifact Size: 16.5W by 20.5H.
Credit: John Glenn Archives, The Ohio State University.

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