Launch of Friendship 7, the first spacecraft carrying an American astronaut in Earth orbit, Mercury-Atlas 6, February 20, 1962. Large-format vintage chromogenic print on fiber-based Kodak paper with 'A Kodak Paper' watermark on the verso, image/sheet size 14 x 11 in. (35.5 x 27.7 cm), unmatted.
Condition: Minor cracks in the emulsion u.l., minor wear at corners of sheet.
N.B. Following the trail blazed by Yuri Gagarin, John Glenn rode an Atlas booster into Earth orbit on February 20, 1962 (Chaikin, Space, p. 43).
Literature: Chaikin, Space, p. 42.
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