John Glenn

John Glenn


John Glenn was a United States Marine Corps aviator, engineer, astronaut, businessman, and politician born on July 18, 1921, In Cambridge.

Family Background:

He was the son of John Glenn, Sr. and Teresa. His parents raised him in the neighborhood of New Concord, Ohio.

Personal Life:

In 1943, He had married his long-time sweetheart Anna Margaret Castor. They had two children.


He had attended Muskingum College, where he studied engineering. In 1941, He had received a license as a private pilot after he finished a course in physics and received a credit.


In March 1942, He had been commissioned as a United States Navy aviation cadet and was trained at the Naval Air Station Olathe, Kansas. In 1943, He had received the advanced flight training at the Naval Air Station Corpus Christi. During World War ||, he had been assigned to the Pacific front. In 1957, He had set a major new speed record after he piloted a plane from Los Angeles to New York within three hours, twenty-three minutes and 8.3 seconds. That had been the first supersonic transcontinental flight. In 1976, He also made his request for the democratic vice-presidential nomination. In 1978, He became the chief author of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Act. In 1980, He won the re-election into the U.S Senate, in what turned out to be a landslide victory.   In April 1983, He stood in the race for the presidential candidacy and ran as a centrist, but later on in March the following year, he quit the race because of the poor showings in the early primary elections. On October 29, 1998, while He was still keeping the office of the Senate, He had boarded the Discovery space shuttle and ventured for a nine-day mission, Hence becoming the oldest man to fly in space. 

In June 2014, Glenn had undergone successful heart valve replacement surgery at the Cleveland Clinic. 

He died on December 8, 2016, at the age of 95. 

John Glenn

Unknown Facts:

  • John Herschel Glenn Jr is his full name.

Master Stroke:

  • He was also the first man to eat-in space.
  • He had been the first American to orbit the Earth, circling it three times in 1962.

Awards and Achievements:

  • In 1962, He had received the Hubbard Medal.
  • In 1978, He earned the Congressional Space Medal of Honor.
  • In 2004, He had received the Woodrow Wilson Award.
  • In 2012, He earned Presidential Medal of Freedom.

What can we learn from Him??

Like John Glenn, With the success of a show, you get an opportunity to call attention to things that you believe in.

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