John Herschel Glenn Jr.
Age at Death:
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
- the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Younger than Annie Glenn by 1 year.
Fighter pilot in WW2 and the Korean War. Test pilot. First American to orbit the Earth, aboard Friendship 7, Mercury-Atlas 6
, on February 20, 1962, orbited 3 times. Democratic Senator from Ohio, December 24, 1974 - January 3, 1999. Flew on shuttle Discovery in 1998, mission STS-95
, at age 77, the oldest person in space. Candidate for president 1984. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame
1990. International Space Hall of Fame
1977. Congressional Space Medal of Honor
1978. Congressional Gold Medal
2009. Presidential Medal of Freedom
2012. National Aviation Hall of Fame
1976. Theodore Roosevelt Award