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President John F. Kennedy honors astronaut John Glenn at Cape Canaveral on February 23, 1962. This welcoming ceremony came immediately after Glenn's historic 3 orbit mission in Friendship 7. Glenn was the first American to orbit the Earth on that mission. James Modarelli’s NASA insignia (affectionately known as the "Meatball") is proudly displayed on Hangar S. The hangar was the home for the Mercury Program at Cape Canaveral. It included processing facilities for the Mercury spacecraft, training facilities, offices and sleeping quarters for the astronauts.

Image #: KSC-62PC-001
Date: February 23, 1962

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Owner: NASA on The Commons
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