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View-Master: America's Man in Space 3-Reel Set B657

As a kid in the 1960's, following America's progress in the Space Race was a big part of my life. I built and launched as many Estes rockets as my meager newspaper route-funded budget allowed. When John Glenn made his historic Earth-orbiting flight in the Mercury Freedom 7 space capsule on February 20, 1962, I was a mere 3 years old, but my parent say I was an ardent aerospace fan beginning at a very young age. Most American households probably had at least on View-Master stereo slide viewer, and ours was amongst them. I loved the 3D Peanuts slide sets, and especially any with an airplane or space exploration theme. My originals are long gone, but fortunately I was able to buy this near-perfect set titled, "America's Man in Space," on eBay.

Eventually, I will post "Apollo Moon Landing, " The Conquest of Space," and "Project Apollo."

View-Master: America's Man in Space (Package) - Airplanes and RocketsView-Master: America's Man in Space (Reel Sleeve) - Airplanes and Rockets

View-Master: America's Man in Space (Information Sheet) - Airplanes and Rockets

View-Master: America's Man in Space (Disk 1) - Airplanes and RocketsView-Master: America's Man in Space (Disk 2) - Airplanes and RocketsView-Master: America's Man in Space (Disk 3) - Airplanes and Rockets

'Big Joe' - was 1st sub-orbital space capsule retrieved - Airplanes and Rockets

1 - "Big Joe" - was 1st sub-orbital space capsule retrieved.

Monkey-bearing Air Force Atlas launched Nov. 1961 - Airplanes and Rockets

2 - Monkey-bearing Air Force Atlas launched Nov. 1961.

Couch and Atlas which carried Chimp 'Enos' into space - Airplanes and Rockets

3 - Couch and Atlas which carried Chimp "Enos" into space.

Chimpanzee astronaut safe after 2-orbit space flight - Airplanes and Rockets

4 - Chimpanzee astronaut safe after 2-orbit space flight.

Astronaut Schirra during egress training. - Airplanes and Rockets

5 - Astronaut Schirra during "egress training."

Grissom practicing ocean escape from capsule - Airplanes and Rockets

6 - Grissom practicing ocean escape from capsule.

Capsule in Cape Kennedy Hangar S white room - Airplanes and Rockets

7 - Capsule in Cape Kennedy Hangar S "white room."

Towering gantry envelops 93-foot Atlas rocket on pad 14 - Airplanes and Rockets

8 - Towering gantry envelops 93-foot Atlas rocket on pad 14.

Astronaut John Glenn, Jr. suited up in Hangar S - Airplanes and Rockets

9 - Astronaut John Glenn, Jr. "suited up" in Hangar S.

Glenn underwent exacting medical exam in full space suit - Airplanes and Rockets

10 - Glenn underwent exacting medical exam in full space suit.

Feb. 20, 1962 - Glenn left Hangar for launch pad - Airplanes and Rockets

11 - Feb. 20, 1962 - Glenn left Hangar for launch pad.

T minus 60 and holding' - Clouds began to roll away - Airplanes and Rockets

12 - "T minus 60 and holding" - Clouds began to roll away.

T minus 45 and counting - Gantry began to retract - Airplanes and Rockets

13 - "T minus 45 and counting" - Gantry began to retract.

T minus 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 - Lift-off! - Airplanes and Rockets

14 - "T minus 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 - Lift-off!" 9:47 a.m. EST. (note: technically, this should include 1 and 0 as well)

Glenn's rocket climbed straight and true - Airplanes and Rockets

15 - Glenn's rocket climbed straight and true.

Instruments tracked the spacecraft's orbit - Airplanes and Rockets

16 - Instruments tracked the spacecraft's orbit.

Mercury Control animated map plotted capsule's position - Airplanes and Rockets

17 - Mercury Control animated map plotted capsule's position.

Model shows Glenn's historic flight as seen from space - Airplanes and Rockets

18 - Model shows Glenn's historic flight as seen from space.

Africa as photographed from orbiting spacecraft - Airplanes and Rockets

19 - Africa as photographed from orbiting spacecraft.

Glenn's capsule parachuted into recovery area, 2:35 p.m. EST - Airplanes and Rockets

20 - Glenn's capsule parachuted into recovery area, 2:35 p.m. EST.

At 3:04 p.m. Glenn, safe in capsule, aboard Noa - Airplanes and Rockets

21 - At 3:04 p.m. Glenn, safe in capsule, aboard "Noa."

Posted March 9, 2019      (original 9/29/2018)

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