The ex-Marine and US Senator is best known for circling the earth in 1962 aboard a space capsule dubbed Friendship 7.

    Upon returning to Earth, Glenn served the US Senate as a Democrat for 25 years.

    In 1998, 36 years after his historic flight, he became the oldest man to travel to space at age 77.



Trombone:

    We are more fulfilled when we are involved in something bigger than ourselves.

Godspeed to a war hero, a space pioneer, and a senator.


posted by Trombone: 75 days ago