John Glenn died on Thursday. I remember exactly where I was during his orbital flight on Friendship 7 on Feb. 20, 1962. I was in school and everything stopped during the launch and space flight. There were no TV’s in classrooms then so the radio broadcast was aired over the school’s PA system.
I was at the Museum of Flight on Thursday when I learned of his death. I didn’t have my full sketch kit with me. Today was my first opportunity to get back as I wanted to sketch a Mercury artifact in his honor. This is a mock up of the Mercury space capsule, hung as if it was in orbit. One of the reader boards had a tribute, as well.