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John Glenn orbits Earth 50 years ago

February 20, 2012
Astronaut John Glenn orbits the Earth in the Friendship 7 Mercury spacecraft on Feb. 20, 1962. Twenty years later, U.S. Sen. John Glenn appears in Sikeston, Mo. on behalf of Jerry Ford of Cape Girardeau, 8th District Democratic candidate.