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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...

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