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Dec 08, 2016 17:37 |  #1

He wasn't the first to go around the earth, but he was the first American to do it. I remember the space race growing up and watching all the launches on black and white TV. John Glenn was a class individual and a true hero.


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Dec 08, 2016 18:30 |  #2

I was sorry to see that. I remember when he was a young guy, but he made it to 95, so he had a good run.


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Dec 08, 2016 19:40 |  #3

RIP John Glenn a brave trail blazer. 95 is a good innings.


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Dec 08, 2016 19:55 |  #4

Yes, an American hero. To compete for a job where you're strapped into a tiny capsule, propelled into space by a huge rocket, and trusting the calculations of other people that gravity would pull you back to earth to land in a specific safe area....incredible bravery and faith in his fellow man!


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Dec 18, 2016 21:15 |  #5

windpig wrote in post #18207454 (external link)
He wasn't the first to go around the earth, but he was the first American to do it. I remember the space race growing up and watching all the launches on black and white TV. John Glenn was a class individual and a true hero.

As a kid I remember John Glenn and later the Apollo program. The missions got extended coverage on TV and our family spent hours watching it.
Those were exciting times.


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Dec 18, 2016 23:08 |  #7

As a side note, Katherine Johnson, profiled in the movie Hidden Figures, was a NASA mathematician whose group calculated
the flight path for John Glenn. She talks about him in this video. Her story is fascinating in its own right.

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Jan 20, 2017 22:11 |  #8

I actually met John Glenn at the Centennial of Flight in Dayton Ohio, he was extremely nice and a true American hero. RIP John Glenn.




  
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