Wednesday, October 12, 2011
In the NASA Pavilion, right, visitors caught up in the space race of the 1960s learned about the many satellites and space capsules that circled, or soon would be, circling the planet. In May, fairgoers tracked the triple-orbit flight of astronaut Scott Carpenter and his suspenseful re-entry landing 250 miles from his target. Actor Jack Lemmon was among the crowd, which erupted in cheers when Carpenter was found safe. Above left, astronaut John Glenn visited that same month, attracting crowds at the U.S. Science Pavilion. Here, he lounges on the floor with U.S. Sen. Warren Magnuson.
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