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Glenn, John Herschel Jr.

Born: 1921 AD
Currently alive, at 101 years of age.
Nationality: N/A
Categories: Astronauts

US astronaut and Democratic politician


piloted F8U-1 Crusader from Los Angeles to New York 1957 (1st transcontinental supersonic flight), in 3 hours 23 minutes


chosen 1959 as member of original Mercury 7


1st American to orbit Earth 1962, aboard Friendship 7


Senator from Ohio 1974-1999


candidate for Democratic presidential nomination 1984


chairman of Senate Governmental Affairs Committee 1987-1995


member of Keating Five


returned to space aboard shuttle Discovery 1998 (oldest human in space


3rd incumbent member of Congress in space)