Chapter Twenty-Six

Friendship 7 Earth Orbit Elapsed Mission Time: 04:15:22             Glenn flew out of range of the Hawaii tracking station, and static hissed in his ear. While waiting to acquire the signal from the Point Arguello tracking station, he input a series of commands into the spacecraft’s flight computer. He was still flying manually, compensating for… Continue reading Chapter Twenty-Six

Chapter Twenty-Five

Mercury Control Elapsed Mission Time: 01:45:00            “Flight, Capcom,” said Shepard.             “Go Capcom,” said Kraft.             “Glenn reports no unusual sensations and all systems nominal,” said Shepard.             “Acknowledged, Capcom,” said Kraft.             Kraft pursed his lips. Shepard was probably right. It was probably a sensor glitch, but it was… Continue reading Chapter Twenty-Five