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Showing posts with label #JohnGlenn. Show all posts

Friday, December 9, 2016

John Glenn, Astronaut and Former U.S. senator Passes at 95


John Glenn


Article Excerpt: "... John Herschel Glenn Jr. (July 18, 1921 – December 8, 2016) was an American aviator, engineer, astronaut, and United States Senator from Ohio. In 1962 he became the first American to orbit the Earth, circling three times. Before joining NASA, he was a distinguished fighter pilot in both World War II and Korea, with five Distinguished Flying Crosses and eighteen clusters. He was one of the "Mercury Seven" group of military test pilots selected in 1959 by NASA to become America's first astronauts. On February 20, 1962, Glenn flew the Friendship 7 mission and became the first American to orbit the Earth ..."

Reference: wikipedia.org
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