Collection Artwork
NASA (Washington DC, established 1958)
MA-6 Suit-Up View
February 20, 1962
gelatin silver print
John Glenn Jr. (Cambridge, Ohio, 1921 – 2016, Columbus, Ohio)
paper size: 9 7/8 x 8 in.
image size: 9 5/8 x 6 3/8 in.
The Jack Shear Collection of Photography at the Tang Teaching Museum
photographed in Cape Canaveral, Florida, United States, North America
Handwritten in black ink, paper verso, upper left: S62-00961
Typewritten in black ink, paper verso, upper half: [NASA logo] National Aeronautics and Space Administration / Houston, Texas 77058 / No copyright is asserted for this photograph. If a recognizable person appears in the photo, use for commercial purposes may / infringe a right of privacy or publicity. It may not be used to state or imply the endorsement by NASA or by any NASA employee / of a commercial product, process or service, or used in any other manner that might mislead. Accordingly, it is requested that if / this photograph is used in advertising and other commercial promotion, layout and copy be submitted to NASA prior to release. / BLACK & WHITE / FEBRUARY 1962 / S62-961 / CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA / MA-6 SUIT-UP VIEW — Mercury astronaut John H. Glenn Jr., suited in full Mercury / suit, prepares for launch of the Mercury Atlas 6 (MA-6) “Friendship 7” spacecraft. This / marks America’s first manned Earth-orbiting space flight .
Typewritten in black ink, paper verso, lower left: PHOTO CREDIT: NASA or National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Ongoing Research

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