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John H. Glenn, Jr. (18 July 1921 - 8 December 2016) was a Human astronaut and political representative who lived during the 20th and 21st centuries on Earth.


Glenn was from the state of Ohio in the United States of America. He joined the United States Marine Corps and served as a pilot in the officer ranks.

In the year 1959, Glenn was chosen to participate in NASA's Project Mercury along with six other military pilots.

In February 1962 aboard the Friendship 7 spaceship, Glenn became the first American to orbit Earth.

After Glenn retired from the Marine Corps, he ran for a United States Senate seat and became the senator for his home state of Ohio.

In October 1998, Senator Glenn undertook his second mission for NASA when he joined the crew of the space shuttle Discovery for its STS-95 mission. As well as serving as one of the two payload specialists, he was also the subject of scientific experiments investigating the effects of space flight and weightlessness in relation to the aging process, and the impacts of space travel on the elderly. (Star Trek Magazine Issue 162: "Blast Off!")


James Wainwright considered John Glenn to be one of his heroes. (TOS novel: From History's Shadow)

Following his return to 2266 from 1969, Captain James T. Kirk said that he would have been honored to meet John Glenn, among other astronauts. (DTI novel: Forgotten History)

In the 23rd century, a Federation Starfleet starship was named USS John Glenn. (ST calendar: Ships of the Line 2011)


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