2023-08-23

  • Faith: Christian
  • Career: Public Figure
  • Birthday:  July 18, 1921

John Herschel Glenn Jr. was an American aviator, engineer, astronaut, and United States Senator from Ohio. He was one of the "Mercury Seven" group of military test pilots selected in 1959 by NASA to become America's first astronauts and fly the Project Mercury spacecraft. On February 20, 1962, Glenn flew the Friendship 7 mission and became the first American to orbit the Earth and the fifth person in space.He died on Dec. 8, 2016 in Columbus, OH.


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