12/09/16 – President Obama’s Statement on John Glenn

Remarks President Obama White House December 9, 2016 :  When John Glenn blasted off from Cape Canaveral atop an Atlas rocket in 1962, he lifted the hopes of a nation.  And when his Friendship 7 spacecraft splashed down a few hours later, the first American to orbit the Earth reminded us that with courage and ...
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12/08/16 – John Glenn, the first American in orbit, has died at 95

December 8, 2016 : John Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth made him an international hero and propelled him to a long career in the U.S. Senate, died December 8. The last survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts was 95. Before his first flight, Glenn reportedly asked Katherine ...
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