friendship7.jpg
Artist: Keith Ferris
Medium: Oil on panel
Date: 1977

America’s first man to orbit earth was, then Lt. Colonel (later Senator) John H. Glenn who completed a three day orbit flight in the Project Mercury space capsule ”Friendship” on February 20, 1962. The purpose of the flight was to prove the importance of including man’s flying and judgment skills in future space exploration.

On loan from: the collection of the artist.