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Launch of Friendship 7

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  • On Board Recording of John Glenn During Friendship 7 Mission

    This is the unedited audio of the Mercury Atlas 6 / Friendship 7 Flight Audio Recorder as heard and spoken by Astronaut John Glenn during his entire 4 hour and 55 minute mission on February 20th 1962. It contains all audio that was recorded by the onboard flight recorder. However, you may notice it does not contain words like "God Speed John Glenn" since those words were not spoken over the "Air to Ground" loop and not heard by Glenn until after his mission.


    Mission Time Flight Audio
    L-00:02:00
    to
    L+00:46:03
    Track 1 Audio
    L+00:46:03
    to
    L+01:33:44
    Track 2 Audio
    L+01:33:45
    to
    L+02:22:00
    Track 3 Audio
    L+02:22:00
    to
    L+03:09:00
    Track 4 Audio
    L+03:10:00
    to
    L+03:58:00

    Track 5 Audio
    L+03:58:00
    to
    L+04:43:00
    Track 6 Audio
    L+04:43:00
    thru landing ops
    Track 7 Audio

    Author: Internet Systems Lab Team (webteam@news.ksc.nasa.gov)
    Last Revised: Monday, October 26, 1998 18:15:45 EST (J. Dumoulin)

    A service of the NASA/KSC Telescience and Internet Systems Lab.