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Each John Glenn Orbits Earth Historic Newspaper is a full and complete reprint covering the events of February 20, 1962!
This historic newspaper takes you back in time to when the USA and Soviet Union were both trying to conquer space. Even though the Soviet Union chalked up many early successes, including sending the first man into orbit, the John Glenn Orbits Earth Historic Newspaper covers the moment when the first American orbited the earth three times on a flight that lasted all less than 5 hours -- taking the competition between the world superpowers to a whole new level.
As an introduction to Glenn himself, who later became a US Senator -- as well as the oldest person to ever travel in space at the age of 77 on a 1998 Space Shuttle Discovery flight -- the John Glenn Orbits Earth Historic Newspaper is not only educational, its celebrated part of American history.
This is a full sized newspaper- dimensions are 22.8" x 16.9".