[FPSPACE] Former astronaut, US Sen. John Glenn of Ohio has died at 95
dstdba at aim.com
Sat Dec 10 14:36:57 EST 2016
In 1962 it was common knowledge that Glenn was of Norwegian
descent. Little can be found to-day on the Internet to highlight that,
whereas the Scandinavian origins of Sally Ride and Deke Slayton
are easily confirmed.
As I understand it, John Glenn travelled to Norway on occasions and
maybe even found distant relatives there? Just as John F. Kennedy
did in Ireland in 1963.
Chris Jones <clj at panix.com>
David R. Woods <drwoods at stny.rr.com>; fpspace at lists.friends-partners.org
Re: [FPSPACE] Former astronaut, US Sen. John Glenn of Ohio has died at 95
Sat, 10 Dec 2016 11:19:50 -0500
On 12/08/16 4:35 PM, David R. Woods wrote:
> John Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit
> the Earth made him an all-American hero and propelled him to a long
> career in the U.S. Senate, died Thursday. The last survivor of the
> original Mercury 7 astronauts was 95.
In addition to being the the last survivor of the original 7 astronauts,
he was the last human alive who had made a space flight in 1962.
Bykovsky and Tereshkova still survive from those who made Vostok flights.
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