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Explore the incredible life and achievements of John Glenn, from his historic space mission to becoming a respected senator. Discover how this American hero broke barriers and inspired generations.
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John Glenn (1921-2016) - Find a Grave Memorial

Astronaut, U.S. Senator. He was the first American to orbit the Earth and went on to serve in the United States Senate from 1975 to 1999. He was a veteran of both World War II and the Korean War, serving as a fighter pilot in both the Navy and Marine Corps. After the Korean War ended, he became a test pilot and when...

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John Glenn: Keep the space shuttles flying until a replacement is ready

Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, said little if any money will be saved by canceling the shuttle program, considering all the millions of dollars going to Russia for rocket rides, while at least two shuttle flights a year could keep the station going and the work force employed until something new comes along.

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