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John Glenn, true hero, has passed on

2016 will not stop taking great ones. Yesterday, John Glenn, military aviator, test pilot, astronaut, and US senator has passed on at the venerable age of 95. Most people will know John Glenn as the first American to circle the earth in space, but he also is famous for another achievement: …

50 Years ago – Friendship 7

50 years ago today, John Glenn was boosted into space on top of a Atlas LV-3B rocket. More precisely, he sat inside Friendship 7 (Mercury-Atlas 6) on top of the Atlas. Friendship 7 was a very cramped affair in deed. More detailed information on the mission is obviously available from …