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John Glenn's Friendship 7 Flight

Half a century ago, John Glenn went out for a pack of gum. That's the way he described it, anyway. "Well, I'm going down to the corner to buy some chewing gum,"...

A Salute to John Glenn -- 50 Years Later

John Glenn used to keep a little toy in his office during his years as a U.S. Senator. It was a model of his Mercury spacecraft -- the capsule dubbed...

John Glenn: Back To The Future

John Glenn has a curious tendency to fly machines that try to kill him. He flew them in the Marines; he flew them with the Air Force; he flew them as a civilian...

Victory Lap

The first time John Glenn flew into space, he made a point of mentioning chewing gum to his wife. Whenever the former combat pilot was preparing for an...

The Right Stuff, 36 Years Later

Astronaut John Glenn used to dread going to NASA's Lewis Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. As a rookie pilot in the space agency's Mercury program, the...

He-e-e-e-re's Johnny!

The crew of the shuttle Discovery was apparently smart enough to come in out of a storm, returning safely to Earth last Saturday before the Leonid meteor shower...

John Glenn: A Realm Where Age Doesn't Count

This is no country for old men, so John Glenn will be leaving it in October--will quit the entire planet and head out for a realm where age doesn't count. Oddly,...

The Soul of a Senator

Shortly before John Glenn left Washington for his flight training, TIME senior writer Jeffrey Kluger and Washington correspondent Dick Thompson visited him in...

What Happened to Destiny?

I hate to be the skunk at the picnic--or rather, the great national celebration that attended the return of John Glenn to space. But amid all the high-fiving...

Glenn: Flying Solo, His Way

Finally off the ground, with a candidacy both risky and uplifting Looking to the presidential campaign, this article is the second in a series that will appear...

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