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2012-02-28 05:19:34

NASA's Glenn Research Center will host an event on March 2 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of John Glenn's orbital flight, the first by an American. "Celebrating John Glenn's Legacy: 50 Years of Americans in Orbit" will be held at 1 p.m. EST at Cleveland State University's Wolstein Center, 2000 Prospect Ave., in Cleveland. More than 800 complimentary tickets are being distributed to the general public for this event through a lottery by Cleveland State University in partnership with...

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2011-07-19 08:50:03

On Monday July 18, NASA commemorated the 90th birthday of astronaut John Glenn. The pioneering explorer was the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth and also was the oldest person to fly to space when he launched on the space shuttle in 1998. "John Glenn is a legend, and NASA sends him our best wishes on this major personal milestone," NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said. "John's legacy and contributions to the continued progress of human spaceflight are immense. His example is one we...

2011-07-18 13:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA commemorates the 90th( )birthday of astronaut John Glenn. The pioneering explorer was the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth and also was the oldest person to fly to space when he launched on the space shuttle in 1998. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "John Glenn is a legend, and NASA sends him our best wishes on this major personal milestone," NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said. "John's...

2011-06-05 06:49:00

CLEVELAND, June 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Great Lakes Science Center celebrated John Glenn's legacy and his forthcoming 90th birthday during the Reach for the Stars Benefit Saturday, June 4. Senator Glenn shared his inspirational story with guests during a keynote speech that stressed the importance of education, especially in science, technology, engineering and mathematics to make America competitive. He was presented with a letter from President Barack Obama that stated, "The remarkable...

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2010-10-21 07:35:00

It has flown to space more than any other craft, and it has carried more crew members to orbit. It was the first spacecraft to retrieve a satellite and bring it back to Earth. It has visited two space stations. It launched a telescope that has seen deeper in space and in time than ever before. And twice it has demonstrated the United States' will to persevere following devastating tragedy, returning America to orbit following the two worst accidents in space history. Although all five...

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2009-03-25 08:07:39

NASA astronaut Scott Parazynski is leaving the agency to take a job in the private sector. Parazynski, a medical doctor, is a veteran of five space shuttle flights and seven spacewalks. "Scott is an exceptional astronaut who has served NASA and the Astronaut Office with distinction during these past 17 years," said Steve Lindsey, chief of the Astronaut Office at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. "In particular, his spacewalking expertise has helped pave the way to successful assembly of...

2009-03-24 14:59:39

The U.S. space agency says astronaut Scott Parazynski is resigning to take a job in the private sector. Parazynski, 48, a medical doctor, is a veteran of five space shuttle flights and seven spacewalks. Scott is an exceptional astronaut who has served NASA and the Astronaut Office with distinction during these past 17 years, said Steve Lindsey, chief of NASA's Astronaut Office at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. In particular, his spacewalking expertise has helped pave the way to...


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2012-05-12 09:27:49

Endeavor launched from Kennedy Space Center on September 7, 1995 at 11:09 AM EDT and landed at Kennedy on September 18 at 7:37 AM EDT. The shuttle orbited 171 times at an altitude of 190 nautical miles at an inclination of 28.4 degrees and travelled 4.5 million miles. The mission lasted 10 days, 20 hours, 28 minutes and 56 seconds. STS-69 marked the first time two different payloads were retrieved and deployed during the same mission. Also featured was a spacewalk to practice for...

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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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