NASA Memory Lane (5)

On Friday, Feb. 17, 2012.

Revisiting Discovery
NASA – Sen. John Glenn and Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana reminisce inside the flight deck of space shuttle Discovery in the Kennedy Space Center’s Orbiter Processing Facility-1. Glenn flew on Discovery as a mission specialist in 1998 and Cabana served as pilot for Discovery during a mission in 1990 and another in 1992.

Preparing to Celebrate 50 Years
John Glenn and his wife Annie are seen at a Senior Manager luncheon, Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, inside the Operations Support Building II at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Friday marked Mrs. Glenn’s 92nd birthday.

50th Anniversary First American to Orbit Earth
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, seated right, and Sen. John Glenn address questions from the press during a briefing at Ohio State University as John Glenn’s wife Annie Glenn, seated in red, looks on Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, in Columbus, Ohio. Today marks the 50th anniversary of Glenn’s historic flight. Glenn was the first American to orbit Earth. Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls


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