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The first American astronaut to orbit the earth, John Glenn, has passed.

Glenn -- who also served in the U.S. Senate from 1974-'98, then took one last trip into space on the shuttle Discovery -- was 95.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/john-glenn-first-american-to-orbit-the-earth-dies-at-95/2016/12/08/98863c00-b967-11e6-a677-b608fbb3aaf6_story.html?utm_term=.f6872b817413



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God Speed John Glenn. RIP

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One of the greats of the 20th Century. All this fuss about who should be on the $20 bill. I vote for a rotation of great Americans, including, of course, the man with the right stuff.

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Ted Williams served as John Glenn's wingman in the Korean War - two true American heroes.

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He was the last of the Mercury 7. I remember as a kid in the 80s PBS aired a documentary series called Space Flight and all 6 of the surviving Mercury 7(Gus Grissom had been killed in an Apollo fire in 1967) were interviewed extensively for the series. It's hard to think they're all gone now. 



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And he was the oldest! I was surprised when I found out (many years ago) that Glenn was 40 at the time of his 1962 orbit. I wouldn't have thought a man that age would have been able to withstand the grueling mental and physical conditioning and testing recounted by Wolfe and depicted in the movie.

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How many of us could even do what he did when he rode Discovery? wink

A whole generation grew up thinking that they'd eventually get to make that trip.

What a time it was.  Dreams of jet packs, flying cars, space travel...

Glenn really wanted to go to the Moon.  But they wouldn't let him go on any of the Apollo missions.  They said he was too valuable as an American Icon to risk losing.



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Truly a Great American Hero that will be missed!! RIP John Glenn

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