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  • Photo Gallery: NASA’s Bill Ingalls photographs John Glenn in repose

    Derek RichardsonDecember 17th, 2016

    Former astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn laid in repose Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, at the Ohio Statehouse for the public to pay its respects. NASA photographer Bill Ingalls was there to photograph the event.

  • Eulogy: Marine, astronaut, senator – The life of John Glenn

    David BrownDecember 9th, 2016

    Few could ever hope to achieve in three lifetimes what John Glenn has done in one. As a father, husband, patriot, Marine test pilot, astronaut, senator, and even presidential candidate, Glenn's life has been one of drive, determination, and the willingness to meet and overcome any obstacle set before him.

  • Our Spaceflight Heritage: The odyssey of Friendship 7

    Collin SkocikFebruary 20th, 2016

    On Feb. 20, 1962, John Glenn became the third American to go into space, and the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth, aboard the tiny Mercury capsule Friendship 7. The flight served as one of the first steps in the nation's space exploration journey.

  • Our Spaceflight Heritage: John Glenn orbits the Earth

    SpaceFlight InsiderFebruary 20th, 2015

    On Feb. 20, 1962, NASA launched one of the most important flights in U.S. history. This mission would pave the way for the nation’s future space exploration efforts. The pilot of this historic flight, John Glenn, became a national hero and a symbol of American ambition as he was the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth. […]

  • Friendship 7: February 20, 1962 – “Exploring Legends” interview with John Glenn

    SpaceFlight InsiderFebruary 20th, 2014

    On February 20, 1962, John Glenn boarded the Mercury Program’s Friendship 7 spacecraft to become the first American to orbit the Earth. To commemorate the 52nd anniversary of that event, The Spaceflight Group’s Social Media Director, Stacey Severn, shares her blog article about a memorable interview with Senator Glenn in New York City last spring