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2014-03-12 16:21:21

SAN DIEGO, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics NASSCO today delivered the USNS John Glenn (MLP 2), the second ship of the Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) class, to the U.S. Navy. The ship is named after the Honorable John Glenn for his exceptional and decorated service as a U.S. Marine Corps pilot, astronaut and U.S. Senator. Construction of the USNS John Glenn began in April 2012. Throughout the MLP program, NASSCO has incorporated more than 10,000 improvement ideas into...

2014-02-01 20:22:05

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), today christened the U.S. Navy's newest ship, USNS John Glenn (MLP-2). Named in honor of the famed Marine Corps pilot, Congressional Space Medal of Honor recipient and four-term U.S. senator, the USNS John Glenn is the second ship of three Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) vessels designed and built by NASSCO. (Photo:...

2013-12-17 23:00:06

New children’s book takes readers into orbit with John Glenn. Cuyahoga Falls, OH (PRWEB) December 18, 2013 On February 20, 1962, NASA astronaut John Glenn took the historic trip into space aboard the Friendship 7, becoming the first American to orbit the Earth. In the new children’s book, “Gemini Cricket: John Glenn - First Person to Orbit the Earth” (published by Trafford Publishing), author Barbara Crotts and illustrator Emil Khory recapture Glenn’s journey as children share...

Presidential Medal Of Freedom Awarded To The Late Sally Ride
2013-11-21 05:31:48

[ Watch the Video: Sally Rides Receives Presidential Medal of Freedom ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online President Obama awarded the late Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, with the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Wednesday in a special ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the award’s creation by President John F. Kennedy. A role model to generations of young women, Dr. Ride flew into space aboard the Challenger shuttle on June 18, 1983 at...

2013-10-31 23:24:43

Elite Group Includes President George H.W. Bush, Norman Augustine, Sarah Brightman and Senator John and Annie Glenn (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 Challenger Center, the Washington D.C.-based nonprofit science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education organization, is pleased to announce the formation of its Advisory Council. These visionary leaders and STEM education advocates believe in the Challenger Center mission, lending their diverse talents and support to help expand the...

Scott Carpenter Pioneered Exploration In Space And The Oceans
2013-10-28 06:38:26

NASA As the second American to orbit the Earth and one of the "Original 7" Mercury astronauts, Scott Carpenter was one of the icons of NASA's early efforts to explore the new frontier of space. Carpenter died Oct. 11, at the age of 88 from complications following a recent stroke. He had been living in Vail, Colo. “The world mourns the passing of Scott Carpenter," said NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. "As one of the original Mercury 7 astronauts, he was in the first vanguard of...

Neil Armstrong Undergoes Heart Bypass Surgery
2012-08-09 10:06:45

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Former astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first human to set foot on the moon, is recovering from heart bypass surgery, NASA said on Wednesday. The man who took both “one small step” and a “giant leap for mankind,” Neil Armstrong, underwent heart bypass surgery on Tuesday to relieve blocked coronary arteries, Reuters is reporting. NBC news quoted his wife Carol Armstrong as saying he is “doing great.”...

2012-06-22 07:32:26

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden was presented the Excellence in Public Service Award Thursday by former Senator and astronaut John Glenn on behalf of the John Glenn School of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University. "As NASA Administrator, Charlie has charted America's future in space, leading NASA's strategic efforts to fully utilize the International Space Station and launch our astronauts beyond low Earth orbit," Glenn said. "Throughout his career of public service, he has...


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2010-10-12 13:52:43

John Glenn is a former United States Marine Corps pilot, astronaut and United States senator who was the first American and third person to orbit the Earth. He was born as John Herschel Glenn, Jr. on July 18, 1921 in Cambridge, Ohio. Glenn met a girl named Anna Margaret Castor during his public schooling, and together they played in the school band. Glenn finished high school and studied chemistry at Muskingum College. He then went on to earn his private pilot's license in 1941. On April 6,...

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