1 Person on Mission Mercury-Atlas 6

John Glenn
space, Senator, aviator, hero, military

Real/Birth Name:
John Herschel Glenn Jr.
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Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
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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. Democratic Senator from Ohio, December 24, 1974 - January 3, 1999. Flew on shuttle Discovery in 1998, at age 77, the oldest person in space. Candidate for president 1984.

Space Missions:

Mercury-Atlas 6 (1962)
Call sign: Friendship 7. 3 orbits. First American in orbit. Retropack retained during re-entry. Recovered by destroyer USS Noa.
Shuttle Discovery, launched October 29, 1998

Duration: 8d 21h.

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