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Astronaut Glenn is Going Camping

June 22, 1962 - Lieut. Col. John H. Glenn Jr., for the first time since he joined Project Mercury three years ago, is going on a camping trip with his wife and two children. Where and when the astronaut will go is a secret. “We would just love to be alone for a while,” Mrs. Annie Glenn said Wednesday. “John needs to get off by himself.” The Glenns used to take frequent camping expeditions but, said Mrs. Glenn, “John’s been a bit busy since then.” The family of Colonel Glenn, the first American to orbit the earth, will also leave their home in Arlington, Va., this summer for a new home in Houston, Tex., the permanent site for the manned civilian space center.


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