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1 Person on Space Mission Mercury-Atlas 6:

John Glenn

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Herschel Glenn Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Annie Glenn, until he died.
Younger than Annie Glenn by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Fighter pilot in WW2 and the Korean War. Test pilot. First American to orbit the Earth, aboard Friendship 7, , on February 20, 1962, orbited 3 times. Democratic Senator from Ohio, December 24, 1974 - January 3, 1999. Flew on shuttle Discovery in 1998, mission , 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.
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