JOHN GLENN - ENVELOPE SIGNED CIRCA 1974 - HFSID 144096
Sale Price $126.00
First American to orbit the Earth and oldest man in space signs an envelope in blue felt tip ink.
Envelope signed: "John Glenn", 6½x3½ envelope. Addressed to Marcus Shepard, 43 West Vine St, Oberlin, Ohio 44074, 4-cent Project Mercury stamp affixed along with U.S. 8-cent embossed stamp, postmarked Oberlin, Ohio, April 4, 1974. 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. Lightly worn at corners. Fine condition.
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