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John Glenn, first American to orbit the Earth, dies at 95John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth and a longtime US senator, died Thursday, according to the Ohio State University. He was 95. (www.cnn.com) More...
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Gear UP, Full Speed Ahead, Cleared to Flight Level Unlimited... Another aviator to have earned his permanent wings. RIP John Glenn, you will be long remembered!
Ya know, when I took my Lear/ATP ride,first type and ATP at the same time, not that uncommon in the day, I kinda thought I glowed. After several thousand hours above 410 I look at the moon in all the perspectives I posses and remember Mr. Glenn as the first astronauts name I always knew. He was a banner! He did it all at the risk of life and limb. For less than kaepernick "gets" in a week". He wasn't the first guy on the moon, but he was "the first step" The reason for the post, "a tribute to Mr Glenn", and a tribute to those other guys who spent any amount of time lookin out the window and wonderin if you coulda done that. Prolly Not. At least, you were closer than most on this site. It ain't about the "clubs". And he "glowed" his whole life.
I was 7 years old when Col. Glenn orbited the earth. My parents thought it was more important to watch history being made than go to school . Godspeed John Glenn. When it came to class very few had his Right Stuff! You will never be forgotten and always cherished.
He was the third to ordinary the earth.
LOL... I had to read your message a few times... I think you meant 'ORBIT'!
Yes I did mean orbit.....thanks.
The Mercury 7 are all together again. Thank you gentlemen for starting us on the way to the stars. Godspeed all.