This is john glenn's official space shuttle sts-95 crew portrait glenn and the rest of his crew launched aboard discovery in 1998, making him america's oldest astronaut updated: february 17, 2012. On january 16, 1998, nasa administrator dan goldin announced the appointment of john glenn as a member of the crew of the space shuttle discovery for mission sts-95, scheduled for october 29, 1998. Glenn served 24 years as a us senator from ohio and later became the oldest person to be sent into space obituary: john glenn - astronaut, senator, aviation pioneer.
Orlando, fla - john glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first us astronaut to orbit the earth made him an all-american hero and propelled him to a long career in the us senate, died thursday the. John glenn, the 1st american to orbit earth, has died at 95 john glenn gets a hand from technicians moments before boarding the us space shuttle discovery on october 9, 1998 -nasa / afp / getty. 55th anniversary of john glenn's friendship 7 flight on october 7, 1958, newly formed nasa announced project mercury and its objectives to have a piloted spacecraft into an orbital flight around the earth, observe how a human performs, and safely recover the human and the spacecraft. Nasa confirms that sen john glenn, 77, was quietly dropped from one of main age-related experiments he had planned to take part in during his return to space says he will still fly aboard shuttle.
R2 announced in a tweet sent by a nasa spokeswoman space shuttle discovery is poised to blast off thursday one last time returned mercury astronaut john glenn to space at age 77, and got. On april 19, 2012, glenn participated in the ceremonial transfer of the retired space shuttle discovery from nasa to the smithsonian institution for permanent display at the steven f udvar-hazy center. Glenn returned to space in a long-awaited second flight in 1998 aboard the space shuttle discovery, where he performed multiple experiments for nasa in 1943, glenn married his childhood sweetheart, anna margaret castor.
Above: sts-95 payload specialist john h glenn jr, senator from ohio, gives a thumbs up on his arrival at kennedy space center's shuttle landing facility aboard a t-38 jet glenn and his sts-95 crewmates were preparing for their oct 29, 1998 liftoff aboard space shuttle discovery middle right. John glenn, first american to orbit the earth, dead at 95 returned to space aboard the shuttle discovery, has died nasa announced shepard, grissom and glenn were all in training for the. Updated 5 pm et the first american to orbit the earth has died john glenn was the last surviving member of the original mercury astronauts space shuttle.
Some of the press coverage on the foundation's view of sen glenn's shuttle junket: cnn interactive, skeptics put glenn, nasa under the microscope, by john christensen: among the critics is rick tumlinson, president of the space frontier foundation his group is not impressed that 'after 30 years, nasa is finally able to put john glenn in space. The john glenn story nasa friendship 7 project mercury 45404 and the next day announced plans to run for a us senate seat from ohio however, a bathroom fall which resulted in a concussion. In january 1998, nasa announced that glenn, who had made history thirty-six years earlier as the first american to orbit earth, would fly in space again as a payload specialist aboard the space shuttle discovery, mission sts-95, he would test the effects of weightlessness on older space travelers.
The late john glenn, seen here working with the osteoporosis experiment in orbit (osteo) experiment aboard the shuttle discovery in 1998, returned to space at the age of 77 nasa while nasa doesn't have any limits on how old its astronauts need to be to visit space, it does require potential candidates to have a bachelor's degree in a stem. In january 1998, nasa announced that glenn, who had made history thirty-six years earlier as the first american to orbit earth, would fly in space again as a payload specialist aboard the space shuttle discovery , mission sts-95, he would test the effects of weightlessness on older space travelers. John glenn, first american to orbit the earth, dead at 95 returned to space aboard the shuttle discovery, has died he was 95 years old nasa announced shepard, grissom and glenn were all.