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Navy Yard in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

1962

John Glenn, Jr.

 
 
1962 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 1, 2019
1. 1962 Marker
Inscription.  John Glenn. Jr. makes three orbits of earth during America's first manned orbit of space flight in the Mercury Atlas 6 Friendship.
 
Erected by U.S. Department of Transportation.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceExploration. In addition, it is included in the D.C. - Transportation Walk series list.
 
Location. Marker has been reported unreadable. 38° 52.528′ N, 77° 0.171′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker can be reached from Tingey Street Southeast east of New Jersey Avenue Southeast, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1200 New Jersey Avenue Southeast, Washington DC 20590, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. 1966 (here, next to this marker); April 1, 1967 (a few steps from this marker); 1970 / 2000 (a few steps from this marker); 1972-1978 (a few steps from this marker); 2004 (within shouting distance
1962 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 1, 2019
2. 1962 Marker
of this marker); 1983 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1960 / 2000 (within shouting distance of this marker); USS Sequoia / USS Memphis / Skipjack / Canal Barge / USS Constitution (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Navy Yard.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 2, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 77 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 1, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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