Ignoant Fox Female news reader said he (Glenn) was the first American in space. Tell that to the Widows of Alan Shepard and Gus Grissum!
The 90-year-old Glenn was joined on stage by Scott Carpenter, 86, the only other survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts, as the anniversary festivities began.
Glenn recalled how he and his fellow Mercury astronauts traveled during their training to Cape Canaveral to watch a missile blast off. It was a night launch, and the rocket blew apart over their heads.
“That wasn’t a very good confidence-builder for our first trip to the cape,” Glenn said.
Improvements were made, and Glenn said he gained confidence in his Mercury-Atlas rocket, a converted nuclear missile. Otherwise, he said, he would not have climbed aboard.
So the Mercury 7 are 5 now?
Reporter should have spoken the Shepard's Prayer: "Dear Lord, don't let me f*** up".
Of course, he said it over an open mike. Heartfelt prayers are generally sincere, IMHO.
Yup. Next thing the reporter says is that Buzz Aldrin saw the Decepticons load modules from the dark side of the moon.
I’m pretty sure the people of Derry, New Hampshire jumped right out of their recliners when they heard that. They (we) are pretty proud of Alan B. Shepard here in NH.
I’d be a lot more proud of John Glenn if he wasn’t a damn Democrat.
Some clarification: Shepard and Grissom went into space but didn’t acheice orbit, that fell to Glenn. Perhaps that is what she was talking about.
Uhh, no, that's not what it says. The first American to orbit the Earth... which is true.