John Glenn in 1998

Today In History – October 29

Glenn
noun [U]     /ɡlenn/
› Man. Legend. America’s first orbiting astronaut.

You can read more about him in this piece about the Space Shuttle program, but today 15 years ago, John Glenn made history again by returning to space at the age of 77 which established his place in history not only as a pioneer but a man who never knew how to quit, having flown in both Mercury and Shuttle programmes.

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