Witness to history: Vick's lens captured Glenn's splashdown after historic orbit
By Kenneth Fine
Published in News on May 18, 2009 1:46 PM
Shown in this original black-and-white photo that was taken by Ronald Vick is the Mercury "Friendship 7" space capsule that astronaut John Glenn piloted when he orbited Earth in 1962.
One of the photos Ronald Vick took of John Glenn bears the astronaut's signature.
Ronald Vick looks at a June 1962 copy of National Geographic in which two of his color photos of John Glenn's Mercury "Friendship 7" space capsule recovery mission were featured. Vick was the only U.S. Navy still photographer aboard the USS Destroyer Noa.
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