Monday, February 20, 2012

This bill is one of only a small number of $2 bills to have flown with John Glenn on his historic space flight. This bill was placed aboard the capsule by ground support crew member Joe Tramel.
50 years ago today, John Glenn rocketed into orbit on Friendship 7-- making him the first American to orbit the Earth as the US began to catch up to the Russians in the great space race. The Jefferson Space Museum is proud to have a $2 bill that flew along with John on that historic flight. The bill is pictured above, and you can read more about it in the Gallery Section of the museum website, or here on the blog by clicking here.

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