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Astronaut John Glenn -- Then and Now

Looking for information about John Glenn and the original Mercury astronauts? SuperKids has assembled a collection of "then and now" photos, comparing the people and their machines of 36 years ago with their modern day counterparts.

Original Astronauts in Space Suits
The original seven Mercury Astronauts during traiing at NASA Langley Research Center. (L-R Back) Alan Shepard, Gus Grissom, Grodon Cooper; (Front) Waltedr Schirra, Deke Slayton, John Glenn, Scott Carpenter.


Best Sites
SuperKids has created a short list of the best sites we've found with photos and information about John Glenn, the original seven astronauts, the Mercury Project, and more.

This New Ocean: A History of Project Mercury -- The definitive historical reference work.

Audio tapes from Friendship 7 -- The complete on-board recording of John Glenn during the historic first earth orbital mission.

Mission Summary -- NASA's official Mercury-Atlas 6 / Friendship 7 mission summary.

Cool Space Exploration Sites

NASA's Space Shuttle

Mir Space Station

Neat Planet Sites

Make Way for Mars -- Pathfinder photos and links to the best sites on the Web.

Welcome to the Planets -- A collection of many of the best images from NASA's planetary exploration program.

Planetary Photo Journal


SuperKids' Reviews of Related Software

Space: A Visual History of Manned Spaceflight

SkyGazer - Guide to the Heavens

Starry Night Deluxe



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