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.


    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: 504 days ago