Skip to comments.John Glenn reunites with Mercury team
Posted on 02/18/2012 7:18:52 PM PST by Deo volente
(AP) CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - John Glenn joined the proud, surviving veterans of NASA's Project Mercury on Saturday in celebrating the 50th anniversary of his historic orbital flight.
The first American to orbit the Earth thanked the approximately 125 retired Mercury workers, now in their 70s and 80s, who gathered with their spouses at Kennedy Space Center to swap stories, pose for pictures and take a bow.
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john glenn was a hero.
He was a Marine avaiator and a pioneer astronaut.
Then he blew it buy defending clinton from prosecution in exchange for another ride in space.
nice going there john.
I used to drive by his home every day on the way to work. There were some pretty cool Alan Shepard moon souviniers in the Mayors office.
I really like Derry back in the day.
In any event, Shepard was the only American to precede Glenn into space.
Grissom was after.
Also, I have an old book from circa 1960 about the X15 that says Chuck Yeager was the first man in space.
We were almost more astonished by a TV in school than the space trip, LOL
Ooopss... My bad.
Grissom DID go into space before Glenn.
I stand corrected by myself..
He was right of course. The earliest astronauts were just along for the ride.
For the most part but I believe it was Carpenter on his joyride used up his steering jet fuel and screwed up his reentry and landed way off course.
I don't know, space travel is dead. Men always lose interest when women move into a profession.
Glad to hear you come from a fine line .......... of SELL OUTS
Glenn is one of the pieces of garbage that Ohio has foisted on America, such as Kucinich and Metzenbaum. All three are worthless. I'm ashamed of him and always will be.
Not in the X-15; Yeager was not a pilot in that program.
Nine X-15 drivers qualified for astronaut wings by NASA criteria (50 mi) and one of them also by FIA criteria (100 kM). I think these were the only Americans who got to space in an aerospace plane.
It's a good thing the EPA wasn't around back then!
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