Nation: Space: The Hero

Not since Lindy had the U.S. had such a hero. From the moment he stepped out of his capsule onto the deck of the Noa, Glenn was a marked man. His footprints on the deck were marked in white paint, to be appropriately preserved later on just as the touchdown spot of the Spirit of St. Louis was marked at Paris' Le Bourget Field. Glenn accepted his apotheosis as coolly as he had handled Friendship 7 on its flight through space. In the torrent of questions, he was articulate...

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