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Posted by: thepinetree on 12/08/2016 12:40 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 12/08/2016 01:07 PM
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Former Astronaut & Senator John Herschel Glenn Jr. July 18, 1921 - December 8, 2016

Columbus, OH...John Herschel Glenn Jr. (July 18, 1921 – December 8, 2016), (Col, USMC, Ret.), was an aviator, engineer, astronaut, and United States senator. He was one of the "Mercury Seven" group of military test pilots selected in 1959 by NASA to become America's first astronauts and fly the Project Mercury spacecraft. On February 20, 1962, Glenn flew the Friendship 7 mission and became the first American to orbit the Earth and the fifth person in space, after cosmonauts Yuri Gagarin and Gherman Titov and the sub-orbital flights of Mercury astronauts Alan Shepard and Gus Grissom. Glenn is the earliest-born American to go to orbit, and the second earliest-born man overall after Soviet cosmonaut Georgy Beregovoy. Glenn received the Congressional Space Medal of Honor in 1978, and was inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame in 1990. With the death of Scott Carpenter on October 10, 2013, Glenn became the last surviving member of the Mercury Seven.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2016-12-08 13:12:29   By: Anonymous
 
RIP & Fly safe

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    Posted on: 2016-12-08 16:13:51   By: Anonymous
     
    RIP Sir

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Wow...the last of the Mercury 7
Posted on: 2016-12-08 14:27:45   By: Anonymous
 
I remember watching the Mercury launches as a kid on black & white TV. I hope all of their names will be remembered as the first space pioneers. A rowdy bunch, but definitely had the "Right Stuff"to lead our country and the world into space exploration. If you never read Tom Wolf's book, "The Right Stuff", it's a great read and a flash from the past of early space ventures. I am sure you can find it in the library.

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Wow...the last of the Mercury 7
Posted on: 2016-12-08 14:28:14   By: Anonymous
 
I remember watching the Mercury launches as a kid on black & white TV. I hope all of their names will be remembered as the first space pioneers. A rowdy bunch, but definitely had the "Right Stuff"to lead our country and the world into space exploration. If you never read Tom Wolf's book, "The Right Stuff", it's a great read and a flash from the past of early space ventures. I am sure you can find it in the library.

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Outer limits
Posted on: 2016-12-08 14:58:19   By: Anonymous
 
He knew the truth about ET

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    Re: Outer limits
    Posted on: 2016-12-08 15:50:32   By: Anonymous
     
    Edward Thompson?

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      Re: Outer limits
      Posted on: 2016-12-08 15:55:47   By: Anonymous
       
      Edward Thompson (25 June 1881 – 15 July 1954) was Chief Mechanical Engineer of the London and North Eastern Railway between 1941 and 1946. Edward Thompson was born at Marlborough, Wiltshire on 25 June 1881.[1] He was the son of an assistant master at Marlborough College. He was educated at Marlborough before taking the Mechanical Science Tripos at Pembroke College, Cambridge, earning a third class degree.[2][3] Thompson's academic background contrasts with that of his predecessor Nigel Gresley, who had also attended Marlborough,[4] but then gained practical experience as a pupil at Horwich Works.

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        Moderate Republican - None Now
        Posted on: 2016-12-08 16:21:47   By: Anonymous
         
        Glenn exemplified a Republican that is long gone now .
        He worked with Democrats for the good of the people, now he would be denigrated as a sell-out.
        I mourn this great American, who showed the right stuff, long gone now.
        Great Americans like Glenn should be examples of a government that works for the people , not now, as the $Billionaires bought the media, and soaked minds with misinformation and hate. Now we have a not popular elected demagogue, who relied on Crosscheck and denying legal voters their vote to "win" (sic).

        The only hope now is the electoral college delegates will exercise their right to deny Drumph his plan to destroy America for his $Billionaire pals. This is why we have the Electoral College according to John Hamilton, one of the founding fathers.

        A look at drumph's appointments, would turn John Glenn's stomach. None are appropriate to serve the people. Government is to serve the people, not the $Billionaires.

        RIP John Glenn



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          Re: Moderate Republican - None Now
          Posted on: 2016-12-08 18:55:05   By: Anonymous
           
          Didn't he discover Iowa?

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          Re: Moderate Republican - None Now
          Posted on: 2016-12-09 07:25:36   By: Anonymous
           
          Duh, Sen. John Glenn was a life long Democrat from a time when Democrats were honorable people who served and respected their county unlike the socialist politically correct riff raff that has infested the party presently.

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    Re: Outer limits
    Posted on: 2016-12-09 05:30:53   By: Anonymous
     
    I won't watch Entertainment Tonight, the new actors today are a bunch of no-good liberals.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2016-12-08 16:08:28   By: Anonymous
 
Good ol' fashioned American hero! Strong, brave and not a colored foreigner that had stuff handed to him!

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    Posted on: 2016-12-08 16:16:57   By: Anonymous
     
    A great American who would never have written the bigoted and ignorant statement you did. You are a loser to sully this thread with your own failing.

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      Posted on: 2016-12-08 17:28:21   By: Anonymous
       
      Beautiful reply. Thank you for telling it like it is!

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        Posted on: 2016-12-08 17:44:23   By: Anonymous
         
        Well we'll, look like we got a couple liberal losers right here!

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2016-12-08 18:43:00   By: Anonymous
           
          All liberals are losers.

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            Re:
            Posted on: 2016-12-09 00:13:10   By: Anonymous
             
            Dam skippy! That's why they ain't never been a liberal president!

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2016-12-09 05:32:52   By: Anonymous
           
          Do you mean, well well?

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2016-12-09 06:21:09   By: Anonymous
     
    Liberal posting, fake comment. Probably the same guy who posts the diesel crap.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2016-12-09 07:45:45   By: Anonymous
       
      Buddy I think you'd a hound dog looking for the ghost coon!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2016-12-09 09:25:53   By: Anonymous
     
    You mean the orange Stump given millions by his dad to play with?

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No Subject
Posted on: 2016-12-09 00:30:39   By: Anonymous
 
Edward Thompson would have liked John Glenn



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    Posted on: 2016-12-09 08:29:20   By: Anonymous
     
    It's a shame you low life Dorks feel you must make your stupid comments at the expense of one of the greatest Americans who ever lived !

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      Posted on: 2016-12-09 09:27:25   By: Anonymous
       
      Glenn would not have voted for Stump.

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