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Friendship 7 Gallery


Friendship 7's "nose art." The design was painted on the spacecraft by artist Cece Bibby, the only woman to enter the Project Mercury whiteroom; John Glenn created quite the controversy by requesting that a woman paint the logo onto the spacecraft.

The logo has faded significantly over the years. It was bright and bold before the launch. The mission itself caused a good deal of fading, and time has done the rest.

Friendship 7 at National Air & Space Museum
Time picture taken Fri Jun 22 14:26:06 2007
Location picture taken Milestones of Flight Gallery
National Air & Space Museum
Washington, DC
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