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John Herschel Glenn, Jr.

J Glenn

Born: 18 July 1921, Cambridge, Ohio, United States

Nationality: American

Died: 8 December 2016

Group: NASA Group 1 (2 April 1959)

Status: Deceased

 

FAI Flights:
1Friendship 720 February 19624 hours, 55 minutes, 23 seconds
2STS-9529 October 19988 days, 21 hours, 44 minutes, 26 seconds

Glenn was the first American to orbit the Earth. His return to space aboard STS-95 made him the second US Senator (Jake Garn was first) and at age 77 the oldest person to go into space.

 


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