HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHN GLENN.
Photo By: NASA (Videos below).
Happy 92nd Birthday to United States Marine Corps Test Pilot, Mercury 7 Astronaut, 1st American to Orbit the Earth and Senator John Glenn!
It is a little known fact that while serving in the Korean War, his wing man was none other than Boston RedSox legend Ted Williams.
USMC Test Pilot Glenn is also the 1st to complete a trans-continental supersonic flight, which he did in 1957.
Senator and Astronaut John Glenn is also the oldest person to fly on the Space Shuttle in 1998 at the age of 77 on board Space Shuttle Discovery as part of STS-95.
Senator Glenn received the Congressional Space Medal of Honor in 1978, was inducted into the Astronaut Hall of Fame on October 29, 1998 and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012.
John Glenn – Friendship 7:
John Glenn – STS 95: