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Thursday, December 8, 2016
Remembering John Glenn, astronaut, 1921-2016
John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, has passed away. He flew on the Friendship 7 in February 1962 making three orbits of Earth in just under 5 hours. President John F. Kennedy presented him with the NASA Distinguished Service Medal.
At 77, he flew on the Space Shuttle Discovery in 1998 as a Payload Specialist, making him the oldest man to go into space.