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Press Release
October 2, 1998
Media Alert
WHAT: Opportunity to photograph or film the National Archives and Records Administrationís exhibition celebrating John Glennís second mission in space, before it opens to the public. The small exhibition features four pages of the official NASA flight transcript from Glennís first space mission in 1962, chronicling his perilous reentry into the earth's atmosphere in the Friendship 7 Mercury spacecraft. The manual control that Glenn used to navigate the spacecraft when the autopilot system failed will also be shown.
WHEN:Monday, October 19, 1998
From 9 A.M. to 9:45 A.M.
WHERE:National Archives Rotunda
Media Entrance: Pennsylvania Avenue
between 7th and 9th Streets, NW
Washington, DC

Please note: NO ARTIFICIAL LIGHT may be used in the Rotunda.

The exhibition is free and open to the public and will be on display from October 19 through November 12, 1998. In December, the document will become part of the major exhibition, "American Originals," which flanks the Charters of Freedom in the Rotunda.

For additional PRESS information, please contact the National Archives Public Affairs staff at (301) 837-1700 or by e-mail.

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