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About John Glenn
John Glenn was an American Marine pilot, NASA astronaut and politician, who made history in 1962 by becoming the first American to orbit Earth. He was also known for serving as the United States Senator from Ohio from 1974 to 1999. He was honored with the highest civilian award in the United States, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, in 2012.
He married Annie Glenn in 1943. He and Annie had two children together.
In 1962, he became the third American and the fifth person in the world to travel to space.
He was a personal friend to President Kennedy and his family.
In 1998, at the age of 77, he traveled to space on the Space Shuttle and made history again by becoming the oldest person to travel to space. He was still a senator when he achieved that feat.
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Famous quotes by John Glenn
The most important thing we can do is inspire young minds and to advance the kind of science, math and technology education that will help youngsters take us to the next phase of space travel.John Glenn
There is still no cure for the common birthday.John Glenn
John Glenn's Popularity
John Glenn was a famous American astronaut and politician, who was born on July 18, 1921. As a person born on this date, John Glenn is listed in our database as the 27th most popular celebrity for the day (July 18) and the 6th most popular for the year (1921).
People born on July 18 fall under the Zodiac sign of Cancer, the Crab. John Glenn is the 624th most popular Cancer.
Aside from information specific to John Glenn's birthday, John Glenn is the 4156th most famous American.
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