Collection Artwork
NASA (Washington DC, established 1958)
MA-6 Onboard Photography
February 20, 1962
gelatin silver print
John Glenn Jr. (Cambridge, Ohio, 1921 – 2016, Columbus, Ohio)
paper size: 8 x 9 3/4 in.
image size: 7 1/4 x 9 5/8 in.
The Jack Shear Collection of Photography at the Tang Teaching Museum
photographed in Cape Canaveral, Florida, United States, North America
Typewritten in black ink, upper center, in margin: S-S2-304
Typewritten in purple 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. / COLOR / 20 FEB 1962 / S62-304 / CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA / MA-6 ONBOARD PHOTOGRAPHY — A camera aboard the / “Friendship 7” Mercury spacecraft photographs / Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. as he uses a / photometer to view the sun during sunset on the / Mercury-Atlas 6 space flight. / pg.35
Typewritten in purple ink, paper verso, lower left: PHOTO CREDIT: NASA or National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Ongoing Research

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