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To: Deo volente

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!


2 posted on 02/18/2012 7:23:16 PM PST by Empireoftheatom48 (Let's get the hell rid of Zero)
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To: Empireoftheatom48

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.

http://www.denverpost.com/nationworld/ci_19992064#ixzz1mnHYO37n


3 posted on 02/18/2012 7:29:39 PM PST by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: Empireoftheatom48
Yep. I obviously knew about Gus, and I thought Alan had rolled craps but wasn't sure.

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.

/johnny

4 posted on 02/18/2012 7:32:21 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Empireoftheatom48

Yup. Next thing the reporter says is that Buzz Aldrin saw the Decepticons load modules from the dark side of the moon.


7 posted on 02/18/2012 7:39:04 PM PST by max americana (Buttcrack Obama is an idiot)
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To: Empireoftheatom48

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.


9 posted on 02/18/2012 7:45:31 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (I'm not cut out to suffer fools like this.)
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To: Empireoftheatom48

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.


14 posted on 02/18/2012 8:35:57 PM PST by chargers fan
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To: Empireoftheatom48
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!

Uhh, no, that's not what it says. The first American to orbit the Earth... which is true.

20 posted on 02/18/2012 9:03:43 PM PST by Ladysmith (The evil that's happening in this country is the cancer of socialism...It kills the human spirit.)
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