JOHN GLENN - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 262744
Sale Price $252.00
Black and white publicity photograph of the first American to orbit the Earth and oldest man in space wearing his space suit.
Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Leah-/John Glenn". B/w, 8x10 overall, image 7½x8 (one surface). On February 20, 1962, Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth (three orbits in four hours and 55 minutes) aboard Friendship 7.On October 29, 1998, 36 years later, U.S. Senator John H. Glenn, Jr. of Ohio returned to space aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery, spending nine days and orbiting the Earth 134 times. The 77-year-old's presence on the mission helped scientists study the effects of space on the aging process. His return to space is commemorated on a 33-cent U.S. stamp issued in 2000. Glenn retired from the U.S. Senate in 1999 after serving 24 years. Fine condition.
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