Friday, December 9, 2016
Posted by commoncents at 8:51 PM
John Glenn, the first American astronaut to orbit the earth and a legendary figure in the American space flight program, has died, the Ohio governor has said. He was 95. Glenn was one of America's first and most celebrated astronauts and had a long public career that included two space flights, 24 years as a U.S. Senator from Ohio, and a run for the presidency. He was born July 18, 1921. Glenn will go down in history as the first American to orbit the earth, one of the original seven Mercury astronauts. On Feb. 20, 1962, he climbed into his Friendship 7 capsule, lifted off from Cape Canaveral in Florida, circled the earth three times in five hours -- and became a national hero.
John Glenn Dead at 95 | Remembering the First American To Orbit Earth
Posted by commoncents at 5:24 AM
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Pearl Harbor survivor marks 75 years since attack
Posted by commoncents at 5:52 AM