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Timeline of American rockets

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Pictured is the launch of Friendship 7, the first American manned orbital space flight, on Feb. 20, 1962. The Mercury-Atlas 6 mission made three orbits of the Earth, piloted by astronaut John Glenn, who became the first American to orbit the Earth.

PHOTO: NASA/Sipa Press/Newscom/File

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