Happy 90th Birthday John Glenn!

by Nancy Atkinson on July 18, 2011

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He’s an American space icon, and today he turns 90 years of age. “John Glenn is a legend, and NASA sends him our best wishes on this major personal milestone,” NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said in a statement. John’s legacy and contributions to the continued progress of human spaceflight are immense. His example is one we continue to emulate as we push toward farther destinations in the solar system.”

What better way to look back a Glenn’s achievements than this 1963 NASA video, found in the National Archives Repository.

Hat tip: Rachel Hobson

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Nancy Atkinson is Universe Today's Senior Editor. She also works with Astronomy Cast, and is a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.

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