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Godspeed John Glenn

December 8, 2016

With these words from the Capcom John Glenn was launched into the clear Florida sky on February 20, 1962, the first American to orbit the Earth. I cut my college classes to witness the launch on TV that day. He and Alan Shepard were the astronauts of firsts in the Mercury program and my special heroes. With Glenn’s passing all the Mercury astronauts now belong to history.

Godspeed John Glenn and Rest in peace.

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