1962 February 2  LIFE Magazine Astronaut John Glenn $18 fr Ron Gilbert on @Etsy

1962 February 2 LIFE Magazine Astronaut John Glenn $18 fr Ron Gilbert on @Etsy

We are saddened by the loss of Sen. John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth. He also became a U.S. senator and later, at the age of 77 when he flew on the space shuttle, he became the oldest person to fly in space. Our deepest condolences go out to his dear wife Annie, his children, and the people who were inspired by him and loved him around the world. He was a friend, an astronaut and true American hero. Godspeed, John Glenn. Ad astra. #nasa #johnglenn #ripjohnglenn…

We are saddened by the loss of Sen. John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth. He also became a U.S. senator and later, at the age of 77 when he flew on the space shuttle, he became the oldest person to fly in space. Our deepest condolences go out to his dear wife Annie, his children, and the people who were inspired by him and loved him around the world. He was a friend, an astronaut and true American hero. Godspeed, John Glenn. Ad astra. #nasa #johnglenn #ripjohnglenn…

John Glenn July 18, 1921 – December 8, 2016 - One of the original “Magnificent Seven” astronauts in NASA’s Mercury program, John Glenn captured the nation’s attention in 1962 when he first circumnavigated the globe and returned as a hero who had scaled heights no American had reached before.

John Glenn July 18, 1921 – December 8, 2016 - One of the original “Magnificent Seven” astronauts in NASA’s Mercury program, John Glenn captured the nation’s attention in 1962 when he first circumnavigated the globe and returned as a hero who had scaled heights no American had reached before.

John Glenn by Henry Casselli

John Glenn by Henry Casselli

This Monday will be the 50th anniversary of Astronaut John Glenn’s historic Friendship 7 flight.   On February 20, 1962, John Glenn became the first American to complete orbital flight.  In this photo, President John F. Kennedy inspects the interior of the Friendship 7 Mercury Capsule with John Glenn while touring Cape Canaveral, Florida. 2/23/62.

This Monday will be the 50th anniversary of Astronaut John Glenn’s historic Friendship 7 flight. On February 20, 1962, John Glenn became the first American to complete orbital flight. In this photo, President John F. Kennedy inspects the interior of the Friendship 7 Mercury Capsule with John Glenn while touring Cape Canaveral, Florida. 2/23/62.

John Glenn, the former astronaut and US senator from Ohio, <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/08/health/john-glenn-dead/index.html">died Thursday, December 8</a>, according to Ohio State University. He was 95. Glenn became the <a href="http://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2012/02/17/natpkg-john-glenn-orbits-earth.nasa-universal-newsreel" target="_blank">first American to orbit the Earth</a> in 1962.

John Glenn, famed astronaut, senator dies at 95

John Glenn, the former astronaut and US senator from Ohio, <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/08/health/john-glenn-dead/index.html">died Thursday, December 8</a>, according to Ohio State University. He was 95. Glenn became the <a href="http://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2012/02/17/natpkg-john-glenn-orbits-earth.nasa-universal-newsreel" target="_blank">first American to orbit the Earth</a> in 1962.

Col. John Glenn: First American to Orbit the Earth: 50 Years Ago Today

Col. John Glenn: First American to Orbit the Earth: 50 Years Ago Today

John Herschel Glenn, Jr. (born July 18, 1921) is a former United States Marine Corps pilot, astronaut, and United States senator who was the first American to orbit the Earth and the third American in space. Glenn was combat aviator in the Marine Corps and one of the seven elite US military test pilots to be selected by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (more commonly referred to as "NASA") to test fly and operate the experimental Mercury spacecraft outside of the mesosphere…

John Herschel Glenn, Jr. (born July 18, 1921) is a former United States Marine Corps pilot, astronaut, and United States senator who was the first American to orbit the Earth and the third American in space. Glenn was combat aviator in the Marine Corps and one of the seven elite US military test pilots to be selected by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (more commonly referred to as "NASA") to test fly and operate the experimental Mercury spacecraft outside of the mesosphere…

See historical photos of John Glenn, one of NASA's original seven astronauts and the first American to orbit Earth.

See historical photos of John Glenn, one of NASA's original seven astronauts and the first American to orbit Earth.

John and Annie Glenn

John and Annie Glenn

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