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Old 8th December 2016, 20:35
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John Glen

Just announced on CNN, Astronaut and Senator John Glen has died.

One of the great originals.
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Old 8th December 2016, 21:09
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I listened to his space flight on the radio, then read about his exploits as a pilot in Korea. I was fortunate to see his capsule, "Friendship 7," at an exhibition in Seattle in 1975, and was amazed how small it was.

A very full and adventurous life finally comes to an end.

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Old 8th December 2016, 21:16
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He was the first man to orbit the earth. RIP John Glenn.
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Old 8th December 2016, 21:19
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RIP John Glenn. On an even higher plane now.
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Old 8th December 2016, 21:25
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R.i.p. :-(
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Old 9th December 2016, 00:00
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He was the first man to orbit the earth. RIP John Glenn.
I think that was Yuri Gagarin. As well as the second mand to do so he was also the oldest man as he went up in 1998. The oldest and also the first US Senator to do so.
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Old 9th December 2016, 00:27
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I think that was Yuri Gagarin. As well as the second mand to do so he was also the oldest man as he went up in 1998. The oldest and also the first US Senator to do so.
You are correct Varley, he was the first American to do so.
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Old 9th December 2016, 10:51
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R.I.P. John Glenn, being the first to sit on top of a large American firework, a brave man indeed.
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Old 9th December 2016, 11:48
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R.I.P. John Glenn, being the first to sit on top of a large American firework, a brave man indeed.
Think you'll find Alan Shepherd and Gus Grissom sat on a "large American firework" before John Glenn did Chad. But as you say he was an extremely brave man, as indeed they all were.
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Old 9th December 2016, 11:53
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You are correct Varley, he was the first American to do so.
That makes him no less extraordinary. RIP indeed.
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Old 9th December 2016, 18:07
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Anybody remember his appearance on the TV sit-com Frazier? He demonstrated a keen sense of humour, as an old astronaut who recounted a tale of "sighting" UFOs as he orbited Earth.
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I can't forget the comment from Tom Wolfe's "The Right Stuff". "The monkey wants a window".

Brave man, one of many.
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RIP The world needs more of the like of John Glenn , a brave man in every respect .
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Brave indeed - unlike these "brave" footballers we keep hearing of and of whom the clown reporters who refer to them in such a term.

RIP John Glenn

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A courageous man.
RIP John
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I seem to remember seeing John Glenn passing over Australia when we were in Adelaide on 20th Feb 1962.or am I imagining it.
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