The Freedom 7 was the space capsule that launched the first American, John Glenn, into space. Yesterday, Freedom 7 arrived at the JFK Library in Boston.
On September 12, 1962, President Kennedy made his famous promise to send a mission to the moon. The JFK Library will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the speech by unveiling a installation of the Freedom 7 capsule.
Thanks to the National Air and Space Museum for the generous loan! You can see the Freedom 7 at the JFK Library until December 2015.
Pictured, left: JFK and astronaut John Glenn look inside the Freedom 7 Mercury capsule at Cape Canaveral, 2/23/62. Right: The Freedom 7 arriving yesterday at the JFK Library.
More photos from the JFK Library
Attn: Boston: Go check out some space history!