Monday, February 20, 2012

Negotiation Nonverbal Communication Secret # 1921:
No Fear on Friendship 7

In this 1962 news reel of Friendship 7's flight, John Glenn, although shown briefly - his body language demonstrates no signals of fear what so ever. Fifty years ago today, the World War II and Korean War veteran became the second human and the first American to orbit the Earth (Yuri Gagarin, the Soviet Cosmonaut was both the first human in space and the first to orbit Earth on 12 April 1961 on the Vostok 1 spacecraft). Glenn later served four terms as U.S. Senator from Ohio and in 1995 became the oldest astronaut (to date) when he flew aboard the Discovery on STS-95