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Glenn, John


Born July 18, 1921, in Cambridge, Ohio. US pilot and astronaut; marine colonel.

Glenn graduated from the flying school of the Naval Air Training Center in Texas in 1943, after which he served in various Marine Corps units. He graduated from the navy’s school for test pilots in Maryland in 1954, and he made a nonstop transcontinental flight in a supersonic airplane in 1957. He has been a member of a group of astronauts of the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration since 1959. On Feb. 20, 1962, Glenn became the first person in the USA to make a five-hour (three-orbit) flight around the earth, in the spacecraft Friendship 7 (Project Mercury).

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With its vision to connect Ohio with the world, the Columbus Regional Airport Authority oversees the operation of passenger-focused John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH), cargo-focused Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK), and general aviation airport Bolton Field (TZR).
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OAP astronaut John Glenn last night made the final preparations for his historic return to space and admitted he had never been "so excited" in his life.
Tile big difference: The 10-day space voyage will make John Glenn, now 77, tile oldest human ever to travel in space.
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But we never thought, even when we were around him, to take him for granted because it was just a power to John Glenn and what he represented.