John Glenn …

17 Dec

 
Epilogue Star Trek

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More ….

– Research center named The NASA John H. Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field in Cleveland, Ohio
– Highway named Senator John Glenn Highway, Ohio
– High school named John Glenn High School, New Concord, Ohio
– Elementary school named Col. John Glenn Elementary in Seven Hills, Ohio
– High Schools in Westland and Bay City, Michigan; Walkerton, Indiana; San Angelo, Texas: and Norwalk, California.
– Fireboat named John H. Glenn Jr.
– USNS John Glenn (T-MLP-2), a mobile landing platform.
– 1961, Honorary LL.D from Muskingum University,
– Honorary Doctorates from Nihon University in Tokyo, Japan, Wagner College in Staten Island, New York, and New Hampshire College in Manchester, New Hampshire.
– Enshrined in the National Aviation Hall of Fame in 1976, and the International Space Hall of Fame in 1977.
– 1990, inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame.
– 2000, received the U.S. Senator John Heinz Award for Greatest Public Service by an Elected or Appointed Official, an award given out annually by Jefferson Awards.
– 2004, awarded the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars of the Smithsonian Institution.
– 2009, received an Honorary LL.D from Williams College
– 2010, Honorary Doctorate of Public Service from Ohio Northern University.
– September 12, 2016, Blue Origin announced a new rocket named after Glenn, the New Glenn.

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Walter M. Schirra, Jr. / Donald K. “Deke” Slayton /
John H. Glenn, Jr. / M. Scott Carpenter
Back:
Alan B. Shepard, Jr. / Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom /
L. Gordon Cooper, Jr.

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space-shuttle-discovery-barSpace Shuttle Discovery / 1998

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Scott F. Parazynski, Stephen K. Robinson, Pedro Duque, John H. Glenn Jr.
Chaiki Mukai
Steven W. Lindsey, Curtis L. Brown Jr.

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4 Responses to “John Glenn …”

  1. Don Ostertag December 17, 2016 at 6:22 pm #

    Great post for a Great Man.

    • jcalberta December 18, 2016 at 2:36 am #

      Indeed … I never followed him politically up here in Canada, but always admired him and his achievements.

  2. Marilyn Armstrong December 19, 2016 at 10:12 pm #

    He was one of my heroes from when I was very young.

    • jcalberta December 19, 2016 at 10:20 pm #

      Some people seem to be special. A very inspiring man. It’s hard to imagine what these guys did. Riding a bomb into space and then hoping to get back.

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