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John Glenn (III) (1921–2016)


John Glenn was an Officer of United States Marines with the rank of Major before chosen to become part of the Mercury 7 program. He was awarded five Distinguished Flying Crosses. Made record setting Coast to Coast flights in the late 1950s. He named his spacecraft (capsule) Friendship 7 and it is on display at the Smithsonian Institute Air and Space... See full bio »

Died:

(age 95) in Columbus, Ohio, USA

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Known For

Future Flight
Future Flight Himself
(1987)
The 71st Annual Academy Awards
The 71st Annual Academy Awards Himself - Presenter
(1999)
Shuttle Discovery's Last Mission
Shuttle Discovery's Last Mission Himself - Astronaut, 1959-1962 & 1998
(2013)

Filmography

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 2001 Frasier (TV Series)
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- Docu.Drama (2001) ... John Glenn
 1959 Ben-Hur
Rower No. 42 (uncredited)
 1954 Betrayed
Paratrooper Corporal (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Grand Marshal, Tournament of Roses parade See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 1 Article | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Maj. John H. Glenn Jr. | Sen. John Glenn Jr. | Colonel John Glenn | Lt. Col. John Glenn | Sen. John Glenn | Senator John Glenn

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Personal Quote:

This is a day we have managed to avoid for a quarter of a century. [on the loss of seven lives in the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger, 28 January 1986] See more »

Trivia:

Was a member of NASA's Mercury 7 project, introduced in April 9, 1959, only six months after the agency was established (together with Wally Schirra, Deke Slayton, Scott Carpenter, Alan Shepard, Gus Grissom, Gordon Cooper). See more »

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Cancer

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