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: John H. Glenn
: July 18th, 1921
: December 8th, 2016
: Muskingum University, University of Maryland - College Park
: Mercury-Atlas 6
20 John Glenn Facts for Kids
John Glenn was an American astronaut with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
John Glenn was selected to join NASA in the 1959 NASA Group 1, also known as the Mercury Seven, Original Seven and Astronaut Group 1.
John Glenn was born on Monday, July 18th, 1921 in Cambridge, Ohio, USA.
John Glenn was the son of f John Herschel Glenn Sr. and Clara Teresa.
John Glenn died December 8th, 2016 at the OSU Wexner Medical Center in Ohio.
John Glenn attended Muskingum College but did not complete his education to obtain a degree.
John Glenn has been married to Annie Castor since 1943.
John Glenn and Annie Castor have two children, one son and one daughter.
John Glenn is best known for being the first American to orbit the Earth.
In 1962, John Glenn orbited the planet Earth three times.
John Glenn was a part of one human spaceflight mission, Mercury-Atlas 6.
The Mercury-Atlas 6 spaceflight mission was the first time a manned American spacecraft orbited the planet Earth.
John Glenn spent a total of 4 hours, 55 minutes and 23 seconds in space.
The highest rank John Glenn achieved in the United States Army was Major.
John Glenn was a fighter pilot during World War 2 and the Korean War.
John Glenn was elected to the United States Senate for Ohio in 1974.
John Glenn was an Ohio United States Senator between 1974 and 1999.
John Glenn was registered with the Democratic Party.
John Glenn was the first person to make a supersonic transcontinental flight across the USA in 1957.
John Glenn received several awards and honors throughout his life, including the NASA Distinguished Service Medal and the Congressional Space Medal of Honor.
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John Glenn Pictures
A photo of John Glenn in front of the Friendship 7 Mercury spacecraft.
A photo of John Glenn before he made history orbiting the planet Earth.
A photo of John Glenn training for the STS-95 Space Shuttle mission.
Additional Resources to Research John Glenn
Biography of John Glenn
- A complete biography of John Glenn and his life.
Who is John Glenn?
- Discover who John Glenn was and what he did in space on the NASA website.
John Glenn - Britannica
- Learn more about John Glenn and his achievements on the Britannica website.