Current Astronauts in Orbit Exchange Notes with John Glenn

Article written: 22 Feb , 2012
Updated: 11 Jan , 2016

If you weren’t able to watch live, this is a fun exchange between the current astronauts in orbit, talking with one of the first people ever to see Earth from an orbital perspective. The astronauts aboard the International Space Station talked with Senator John Glenn during an in-flight call this week, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Glenn’s historic Friendship 7 space flight. The event was part of NASA’s Future Forum at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

Nancy Atkinson is currently Universe Today’s Contributing Editor. Previously she served as UT’s Senior Editor and lead writer, and has worked with Astronomy Cast and 365 Days of Astronomy. Nancy is the author of the new book “Incredible Stories from Space: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Missions Changing Our View of the Cosmos.” She is also a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.

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1 Response

  1. vnvnvnvvnvn says

    Funny how we used to send men to the moon 237,000 miles away all the time in the early 70s, and since then we’ve never had a human further than 400 miles from the Earth on any mission…..kinda makes you wonder, dont it?

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