FILE - In this Feb. 20, 1962 file photo provided by NASA, astronaut John Glenn climbs into the Friendship 7 space capsule atop an Atlas rocket at Cape Canaveral, Fla., for the flight which made him ... more 
FILE - In this Feb. 20, 1962 file photo provided by NASA, astronaut John Glenn climbs into the Friendship 7 space capsule atop an Atlas rocket at Cape Canaveral, Fla., for the flight which made him the first American to orbit the earth. Glenn plans to mark the 50th anniversary of his historic spaceflight, Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, with a series of events at Ohio State University, including a special dinner and a live chat with crew members aboard the International Space Station. (AP Photo/NASA, File) less 
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