John Glenn Waving from Cockpit

(Original Caption) "Less Trouble Than Driving a Car Down the Highway.." Floyd Bennett Field, New York... Marine Corps Major John Glenn Jr., of New Concord, Ohio, waves from the cockpit of his silver Navy jet fighter in which he rocketed across the nation today in the fastest time in history. Major Glenn surpassed in flight the speed of sound or the fastest pistol bullet, but missed by nine minutes his goal of matching the speed of sound at sea level across country. Elapsed time was three hours, 23 minutes and 8 seconds, beating the former record by 21 minutes, 45 seconds. The spunky Marine pilot said the 2,446 mile hop from Los Angeles to New York at speeds ranging up to 1,015 miles per hour was "less trouble than driving a car down the highway."
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16 July, 1957
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