c. 1962. SIGNED "John Glenn" on the lower margin, 7.75" x 7.75" Black and White photograph on 8" x 10" sheet. Fine Condition.
John Herschel Glenn Jr. (July 18, 1921 – Dec. 8, 2016) was a U. S. Senator from Ohio ('75 - '99). He distinguished himself as a Marine Corps fighter pilot in both WW II and the Korean War earning six Distinguished Flying Crosses and eighteen Air Medals. In 1959 he was selected by NASA as one of the original seven Mercury Program astronauts. He rocketed to fame as the first American to circle the globe which he did three times in Friendship 7. Glenn became the oldest person to fly in space in 1998 as part of the crew of the Discovery Shuttle program. He was a U.S. Senator for 25 years. Fine. Item #1076
"We're not up there in space just to joyride around. We're up there to do things that are of value to everybody right here on Earth." - John Glenn.