Mint Stamps Honor
National Hero John Glenn –
The First American to Orbit the Earth
On February 20, 1962, John Glenn climbed into the Friendship 7 spacecraft and launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida. He broke through Earth’s atmosphere and circled the globe three times for a total of 4 hours, 55 minutes. Upon his return to Earth, Astronaut Glenn was a national hero, with his own ticker-tape parade and a service medal awarded by President Kennedy.
Now you can add the legacy of John Glenn’s historic voyage to your collection with this meaningful mint stamp sheet. Issued for the 50th anniversary of Glenn’s orbit, it features several portraits of the astronaut, Friendship 7, and the rocket that launched him into space.
This mint sheet will make a great addition to your collection – order yours today.