John Glenn

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John Glenn
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Chair o the Senate Govrenmental Affairs Committee
In office
Januar 3, 1987 – Januar 3, 1995
Precedit biWilliam V. Roth Jr.
Succeedit biWilliam V. Roth Jr.
Unitit States Senator
frae Ohio
In office
December 24, 1974 – Januar 3, 1999
Precedit biHoward Metzenbaum
Succeedit biGeorge Voinovich
Personal details
BornJohn Herschel Glenn Jr.
18 Julie 1921(1921-07-18)
Cambridge, Ohio, U.S.
Dee'd8 December 2016(2016-12-08) (aged 95)
Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
Restin placeArlington Naitional Seemetry
Poleetical pairtyDemocratic
Spoose(s)Annie Castor (m. 1943–2016)
Bairns2
EddicationMuskingum Varsity (BS)
Varsity o Maryland, College Park
Ceevilian awairdsCongressional Gowd Medal
Presidential Medal o Freedom
Congressional Space Medal o Honour
NASA Distinguished Service Medal
Signatur
Militar service
Service/branchU.S. Navy
U.S. Marine Corps
Years o service1941–1965
RankUS-O6 insignia.svg Colonel
UnitVMJ-353
VMO-155
VMF-218
VMA-311
25t Fechter-Interceptor Squadron
Battles/warsWarld War II
Chinese Civil War
Korean War
Militar awairds
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NASA astronaut
Ither names
John Herschel Glenn, Jr.
Ither thrift
Test pilot
Time in space
4h 55m 23s
Selection1959 NASA Group 1
MissionsMercury-Atlas 6
Mission insignia
Friendship 7 (Mercury–Atlas 6) insignia
ReteermentJanuar 16, 1964
AwairdsDistinguished Fleein Cross (Unitit States) Congressional Space Medal o Honour NASA Distinguished Service Medal.jpg
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NASA Payload Specialist
Time in space
9d 2h 39m
MissionsSTS-95
Mission insignia
STS-95 patch
AwairdsPresidential Medal o Freedom

John Herschel Glenn, Jr. (Julie 18, 1921 – December 8, 2016) wis a Unitit States Marine Corps aviator, ingineer, astronaut, an Unitit States Senator frae Ohio. In 1962 he wis the first American tae orbit the Yird, circlin it three times.