Signed photograph, shows John Glenn in a formal half length portrait, 8 x 10 inch, signed in black felt tip "John Glenn", in very fine condition. (Signature have been pre-screened by Zarelli Space Authentication.)
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(1921-2016) United States Marine Corps pilot, astronaut, and United States senator.
Year of Birth: 1921
John Glenn was an American astronaut, military pilot, and politician who was born in 1921. He was one of the seven original Mercury astronauts and the first American to orbit the Earth. He also served as a United States Senator from Ohio from 1974 to 1999, and is the oldest person to have flown in space.
John Glenn was born in Cambridge, Ohio on July 18, 1921. He grew up in New Concord, Ohio and attended New Concord High School, graduating in 1939. He then attended Muskingum College, where he earned a bachelor's degree in engineering in 1942. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps, later transferring to the U.S. Navy in 1943. He served as a fighter pilot during World War II and the Korean War, receiving numerous medals and decorations. After the Korean War, he was assigned to the Naval Test Pilot School at Patuxent River, Maryland in 1954.
In 1959, Glenn was selected as one of the seven original Mercury astronauts, and in 1962 he became the first American to orbit the Earth. He made three orbits of the Earth in his Friendship 7 spacecraft, becoming the third human to ever orbit the Earth. After his space flight, Glenn was assigned to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as a Special Assistant to the Director of the Astronaut Office. He then retired from the U.S. Marine Corps in 1965.
In 1974, Glenn was elected to the U.S. Senate, representing Ohio. He was re-elected to the Senate four times, serving until 1999. During his time in the Senate, he worked on many issues, including science and research, the environment, and the Armed Forces. He was also a strong supporter of the space program and a vocal advocate for continued exploration of space.
In 1998, at the age of 77, Glenn returned to space aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery, making him the oldest person to fly in space. He was part of a crew of seven astronauts who were conducting a series of experiments investigating aging and the effects of spaceflight on the human body. Glenn retired from NASA in 2000.
John Glenn passed away on December 8, 2016. He was a hero to many and is remembered for his courage, commitment to service, and dedication to exploration in space and beyond. He will always be remembered as one of the most influential figures in American history.
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