Thursday, December 8, 2016

John Glenn has died.

Here's a link to the news article regarding his death. At the age of 95 - that's a long, full life!

John Glenn NASA Astronaut
John Glenn became the oldest person to go into space, at age 77, on October 29, 1998 when he was part of Discovery's STS-95 mission. He had "won his seat on the Shuttle flight by lobbying NASA for two years to fly as a human guinea pig for geriatric studies.

This prompted Jerrie Cobb to urge NASA to let her go into space.

Jerrie Cobb was one of the Mercury 13 - a group of 13 woman who took all the tests that the male astronauts did during the Mercury program, and passed them, but were denied the opportunity to go into space.

Unfortunately, NASA turned her down.

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