Profile of the Day: John Glenn
Happy 93rd birthday, John Glenn! The legendary space pioneer was born in Cambridge, Ohio on July 18, 1921. An original member of the Mercury Seven, Glenn was one of the first people ever in space and the first American to orbit the Earth. After retiring from NASA, he entered politics and represented Ohio in the U.S. Senate for 24 years.
On October 15, 1998, Glenn made history yet again by becoming the oldest person in space. The nine-day mission on board the Discovery sought to investigate the relationship between aging and space travel.
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