Fifty years ago John Glenn became the first American into orbit, an important first step on the way to the moon.
You can search the Smithsonian's archives for Friendship 7 items, and some of them are, well, odd.
Like these five:
5. Mark Dixon's blanket
Who's Mark Dixon? Just some kid from Michigan who had a John Glenn blanket on his bed in his youth. And kept it, fortunately for the Smithsonian.
4. One urine bag, unused
Just think, kids: John Glenn's dick could have gone right in that hole!! Sadly, we have no used urine bags on display.
3. "First-aid kit"
Really, NASA? This is a first-aid kit? It looks like something the weird poor kid down the block would tape together when he was jealous that everyone else had a Swiss Army knife.
The Smithsonian says the thing was only intended for use "in the event of a minor mishap," and Glenn is probably thankful none came up.