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NASA celebrates 100th birthday of 1st American to orbit the planet

Washington, July 17

The US house company on Saturday celebrated the 100th birthday of astronaut John Glenn who modified the historical past of spaceflight, turning into the primary American to orbit the planet.

Others US astronauts had been to house, however Glenn was the primary to truly orbit the planet we name dwelling.

Glenn was born in Cambridge, Ohio on July 18, 1921.

“He additionally modified the language, including a Yiddish time period—glitch—to our lexicon. He wasn’t by coaching a wordsmith like Shakespeare or a musician (who usually change the way in which during which language is used via music) however change it he did,” NASA stated in an announcement.

He grew up within the close by small city of New Harmony together with his mother and father, John and Clara, and his sister, Jean.

He would later write {that a} boy couldn’t have had a extra idyllic early childhood.

Because the US entered World Warfare II, newly-licensed pilot Glenn dedicated to serving his nation by air. His navy profession as a fighter pilot, flight teacher, check pilot, and astronaut would span greater than twenty years.

He retired from energetic service within the U.S. Marine Corps as a Colonel in 1965, in line with NASA.

In 1959, Glenn was chosen as one of many Mercury Seven, the primary group of astronauts in newly-formed NASA Manned House Programme. The opposite six astronauts had been Scott Carpenter, L. Gordon Cooper, Virgil “Gus” Grissom, Walter Schirra, Alan Shepard, and Donald “Deke” Slayton.

On February 20, 1962, piloting the Friendship 7 Mercury spacecraft, NASA astronaut Glenn grew to become the primary American to orbit the Earth.

In 1974, after working in non-public business for a number of years, Glenn ran a profitable marketing campaign to signify Ohio within the US Senate. He was Ohio’s first four-term senator, profitable reelection in 1980, 1986, and 1992.

On October 29, 1998, at age 77, John Glenn made historical past as soon as once more when he grew to become the oldest man to fly in house.

“As a payload specialist for NASA’s STS-95 mission, Glenn participated in investigations on spaceflight and the growing older course of,” NASA stated.

Glenn died on December 8, 2016, on the age of 95.

” man has left Earth for the final time. John Glenn’s life will lengthy be remembered for his time in house, his braveness, and his service to all People,” stated Katherine Johnson, one other NASA legend. — IANS

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