John Glenn, US Marines WWII, Korea, NASA Astronaut, US Senator/.....He served his country in the place they were needed.

John Glenn, US Marines WWII, Korea, NASA Astronaut, US Senator/.....He served his country in the place they were needed.

John Glenn July 18, 1921 – December 8, 2016 - One of the original “Magnificent Seven” astronauts in NASA’s Mercury program, John Glenn captured the nation’s attention in 1962 when he first circumnavigated the globe and returned as a hero who had scaled heights no American had reached before.

John Glenn July 18, 1921 – December 8, 2016 - One of the original “Magnificent Seven” astronauts in NASA’s Mercury program, John Glenn captured the nation’s attention in 1962 when he first circumnavigated the globe and returned as a hero who had scaled heights no American had reached before.

1962 February 2  LIFE Magazine Astronaut John Glenn $18 fr Ron Gilbert on @Etsy

1962 February 2 LIFE Magazine Astronaut John Glenn $18 fr Ron Gilbert on @Etsy

Col. John H. Glenn, Jr., U.S. Marine Corps 1941-65 WW II, Korean War. Corsair Fighter Pilot. Astronaught. Earned five Distinguished Flying Crosses, six Air Medals, and Congressional Space Medal of Honor. U.S. Senator (D-OH) 1974-99.

Col. John H. Glenn, Jr., U.S. Marine Corps 1941-65 WW II, Korean War. Corsair Fighter Pilot. Astronaught. Earned five Distinguished Flying Crosses, six Air Medals, and Congressional Space Medal of Honor. U.S. Senator (D-OH) 1974-99.

Former astronaut John Glenn the first American to orbit Earth Marine Corps fighter pilot and United States Senator has died at 95.

Former astronaut John Glenn the first American to orbit Earth Marine Corps fighter pilot and United States Senator has died at 95.

Astronaut John Glenn - first American to orbit the Earth

Astronaut John Glenn - first American to orbit the Earth

John Herschel Glenn, Jr. (born July 18, 1921) is a former United States Marine Corps pilot, astronaut, and United States senator who was the first American to orbit the Earth and the third American in space.

John Herschel Glenn, Jr. (born July 18, 1921) is a former United States Marine Corps pilot, astronaut, and United States senator who was the first American to orbit the Earth and the third American in space.

John Glenn's Mercury mission was the first American space flight around the world. #Infographic

John Glenn's Mercury mission was the first American space flight around the world. #Infographic

1962 ... John Glenn enroute to launch

John Glenn, Mercury — February 1962 Astronaut John H., NASA flight surgeon William Douglas and equipment specialist Joseph W. Schmidt leave crew quarters prior to the Mercury-Atlas 6 mission.

This Monday will be the 50th anniversary of Astronaut John Glenn’s historic Friendship 7 flight.   On February 20, 1962, John Glenn became the first American to complete orbital flight.  In this photo, President John F. Kennedy inspects the interior of the Friendship 7 Mercury Capsule with John Glenn while touring Cape Canaveral, Florida. 2/23/62.

This Monday will be the 50th anniversary of Astronaut John Glenn’s historic Friendship 7 flight. On February 20, 1962, John Glenn became the first American to complete orbital flight. In this photo, President John F. Kennedy inspects the interior of the Friendship 7 Mercury Capsule with John Glenn while touring Cape Canaveral, Florida. 2/23/62.

John Glenn wore this space suit on February 20, 1962, when he became the first American to orbit the Earth.

John Glenn wore this space suit on February 20, 1962, when he became the first American to orbit the Earth.

In 1959, John Glenn was selected by NASA as one of the seven original astronauts in the U.S. space program. On February 20, 1962, he became the first American to orbit the earth in the Friendship 7.

In 1959, John Glenn was selected by NASA as one of the seven original astronauts in the U.S. space program. On February 20, 1962, he became the first American to orbit the earth in the Friendship 7.

February 20, 1962: John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth, aboard Friendship 7, on the Mercury-Atlas 6 mission, circling the globe three times during a flight lasting 4 hours, 55 minutes, and 23 seconds. This made Glenn the third American in space and the fifth human being in space.

February 20, 1962: John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth, aboard Friendship 7, on the Mercury-Atlas 6 mission, circling the globe three times during a flight lasting 4 hours, 55 minutes, and 23 seconds. This made Glenn the third American in space and the fifth human being in space.

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