John Glenn the first American to orbit the Earth passed yesterday at the age of 95.
Glenn was launched into space on 20 February 1962 aboard an Atlas rocket inside a Mercury capsule, the mission: Friendship 7
John Glenn also went to space aboard a Space Shuttle at the age of 77 years, he was and still is the oldest person in space.
John Glenn was a true hero. Before he was launched atop the Atlas missile he knew the risk:
“The very first time we saw a missile launch, it went up and blew up at 27,000 feet and that wasn’t a confidence builder” – John Glenn
John Glenn I salute you.