Ramblings of an old Doc
"Godspeed, John Glenn!"
Published on December 8, 2016 By DrJBHL In Everything Else

 

On February 20, 1962, Glenn flew the Friendship 7 mission and became the first American to orbit the Earth...

John Herschel Glenn Jr. (July 18, 1921 – December 8, 2016) was an American aviatorengineerastronaut, and United States Senator from Ohio. He was one of the "Mercury Seven" group of military test pilots selected in 1959 by NASA to become America's first astronauts and fly the Project Mercury spacecraft.

He served proudly and well...a Marine aviator...astronaut and Senator from 1974 through 1999. 

He was just so special. I don't know if you all remember but On October 29, 1998, while still a sitting Senator, he became the oldest person to fly in space, and the only one to fly in both the Mercury and Space Shuttle programs, when at age 77, he flew as a Payload Specialist on Discovery mission STS-95.

He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012. Well deserved.

He passed away today after recent heart surgery (valve replacement) with Annie, his wife of 73 years, at his side.

 

Rest In Peace, American hero. 

Godspeed, John Glenn!

 


Comments
on Dec 08, 2016

John Glenn — 'As I hurtled through space, one thought kept crossing my mind - every part of this rocket was supplied by the lowest bidder.'

R.I.P., John Glenn.

on Dec 08, 2016

I remember watching the launch on TV. One of America's greatest.

R.I.P. John Glenn

on Dec 08, 2016

Very Humble man too...... Will be forever loved

on Dec 08, 2016

on Dec 08, 2016

Last of the Mercury 7.  Great men, all.

on Dec 08, 2016

Godspeed John Glenn

on Dec 08, 2016

Sad to hear.

R.I.P., John.

on Dec 09, 2016

The original  "Rocket Man"

on Dec 09, 2016

A great man has passed.

 R.I.P John Glenn.  For you the sky was no limit.

 

on Dec 09, 2016

It took a lot of courage for those early pioneers go into space.  Not a lot was known about the effects of space flight on the body.  I expect it was a little dangerous riding on top of a giant "roman candle" too.  The space program was something the country as a whole took a lot of pride in.  It's unfortunate that we don't have something similar today.

RIP John Glenn!

on Dec 09, 2016

Might I suggest a tribute to John Glenn be added to the game(s) in some subtle fashion?

 

Maybe a quote from one of the characters, or a secret easter egg somewhere semi out of the way.

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