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    Paul Kupperberg
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Library descriptions. Biography of John Glenn, one of America's pioneer astronauts.

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112 pages : 21 cm. Includes bibliographical references (pages 107-108) and index. Pioneers in flight - An American childhood - Taking to the skies - The birth of the American space program - "Godspeed,. Pioneers in flight - An American childhood - Taking to the skies - The birth of the American space program - "Godspeed, John Glenn" - The road to Washington - "A joyous adventure.

Astronaut John Glenn photographed in space by an automatic sequence motion picture camera during his historic . Glenn was the first American to orbit the earth and returned to space in 1998 aboard a Space Shuttle flight.

Astronaut John Glenn photographed in space by an automatic sequence motion picture camera during his historic orbital flight on "Friendship 7" on Feb. 20, 1962. After the war ended, Glenn served as an instructor for advanced flight training at Corpus Christi, Texas. He went on to fly 90 missions in Korea, downing three MiGs during the his last nine days of combat. Despite his advancing age, Glenn was not yet finished with the space program.

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The First American in Orbit and His Return to Space (The Library of Astronaut Biographies). Published November 2003 by Rosen Publishing Group.

John Glenn, a symbol of the space age as the first American to orbit Earth, sat down with John Schwartz in 2012 - the 50th anniversary of his flight - to talk about making history and that beautiful view. NASA, via Associated Press. By John Noble Wilford. John Glenn, a freckle-faced son of Ohio who was hailed as a national hero and a symbol of the space age as the first American to orbit Earth, then became a national political figure for 24 years in the Senate, died on Thursday in Columbus, Ohio. He was 95. Ohio State University announced his death.

John Herschel Glenn Jr. (July 18, 1921 – December 8, 2016) was a United States Marine Corps aviator, engineer, astronaut, businessman, and politician. He was the first American to orbit the Earth, circling it three times in 1962. Following his retirement from NASA, he served from 1974 to 1999 as a Democratic United States senator from Ohio, and in 1998 flew into space again at age 77.

Nearly four decades after he became the first American to orbit the Earth, Senator John Hershel Glenn, J. is. .In April 1961, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin was the first man in space, and his spacecraft, Vostok 1, made a full orbit before returning to Earth. is launched into space again as a payload specialist aboard the space shuttle Discovery. At 77 years of age, Glenn was the oldest human ever to travel in space. Less than one month later, American Alan B. Shepard, J. became the first American in space when his Freedom 7 spacecraft was launched on a suborbital flight.

Traces the life of the pioneering astronaut who later served as a United States senator from Ohio and, at the age of seventy-seven, returned to space as a payload specialist on the space shuttle Discovery.