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50 years on, media “grounds” coverage of Glenn’s historic flight

February 20, 2012
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50 years on, media “grounds” coverage of Glenn’s historic flight

Fifty years ago today an anxious nation watched as a small metal cocoon sat atop thousands of pounds of pure explosives and awaited its destiny.  Inside that cocoon was a 40 year old Marine who knew that one errant spark could turn him and his machine into a pile of ashes in mere seconds...

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