Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr., After Being on Earth For 95 Years, Godspeed On Your Next Flight!

  • John Glenn Official Portrait, PD final
    John Glenn Official Portrait (July 18, 1921-December 8, 2016)
  • Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr., pilot of the Mercury-Atlas 6 (MA-6) space flight, enters the Mercury Friendship 7 spacecraft during the MA-6 pre-launch preparations at Cape Canaveral, Florida final.
    Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr., pilot of the Mercury Atlas 6 (MA-6) space flight enters the Mercury Friendship 7 spacecraft during the MA-6 pre-launch preparations at Cape Canaveral, Florida
  • John Glenn after Mercury-Atlas 6 Landing final
    John Glenn after Mercury Atlas 6 Landing
  • John Glenn and Mercury 7 Memorial final
    John Glenn and Mercury 7 Memorial
  • 50th Anniversary First American to Orbit Earth
    Sen. John Glenn, left, and Apollo 11 Astronaut Neil Armstrong are seen prior to the start of a dinner at Ohio State University that honored the 50th anniversary of John Glenn's historic flight aboard Friendship 7 Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, in Columbus, Ohio. Glenn was the first American to orbit Earth. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)
  • John Glenn and Scott Carpenter go over the flight plan for the Mercury-Atlas 7 mission at Cape Canaveral, Florida in May 1962 final.
    John Glenn and Scott Carpenter go over flight plan for the Mercury Atlas 7 mission at Cape Canaveral, Florida in May of 1962
  • John Glenn at Anniversary of Friendship 7 final
    John Glenn at Anniversary of Friendship 7
  • John Glenn at Cape Canaveral final
    John Glenn at Cape Canaveral
  • Astronaut John Glenn in a State of Weightlessness During Friends
    Astronaut John Glenn photographed in space by an automatic sequence motion picture camera during his flight on "Friendship 7." Glenn was in a state of weightlessness traveling at 17,500 mph as these pictures were taken.
  • John Glenn Inspecting Friendship 7 final
    John Glenn Inspecting Friendship 7
  • Glenn Suits-Up for Launch
    Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. dons his silver Mercury pressure suit in preparation for launch. On February 20, 1962 Glenn lifted off into space aboard his Mercury Atlas (MA-6) rocket and became the first American to orbit the Earth. After orbiting the Earth 3 times, Friendship 7 landed in the Atlantic Ocean 4 hours, 55 minutes and 23 seconds later, just East of Grand Turk Island in the Bahamas. Glenn and his capsule were recovered by the Navy Destroyer Noa, 21 minutes after splashdown.
  • John Glenn with President Kennedy final
    John Glenn with President Kennedy
  • John H. Glenn Jr. with Mercury Friendship 7 final
    John H. Glenn Jr. with Mercury Friendship 7
  • The Mercury Astronauts final
    The Mercury Astronauts
  • John Glenn at Cape final
    John Glenn at Cape
  • John Glenn at Mercury-Atlas 6 Mission Preparation-Feb. 1962 final
    John Glenn at Mercury Atlas 6 Mission Preparation, Feb., 1962
  • John Glenn Boosting Morale final
    John Glenn Boosting Morale
  • John Glenn Receives Presidential Medal of Freedom
    President Barack Obama congratulates former United States Marine Corps pilot, astronaut, and United States Senator John Glenn after presenting him with a Medal of Freedom, Tuesday, May 29, 2012, during a ceremony at the White House in Washington. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)
  • John Glenn looks into a celestial training device in preparation for his Mercury Atlas orbital launch in Feb., 1962 final
    John Glenn looks into a celestial training device in preparation for his Mercury Atlas orbital launch in Feb., 1962

Susan Sun Nunamaker

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