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JOHN GLENN
Born: July 18, 1921 in Cambridge, Ohio
Died: December 08, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio
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John Herschel Glenn, Jr. (Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps, Retired)
NASA Astronaut (Former)

PERSONAL DATA: Born July 18, 1921 in Cambridge, Ohio. Married to the former Anna Margaret Castor of New Concord, Ohio. They have two grown children and two grandchildren.

EDUCATION: Glenn attended primary and secondary schools in New Concord, Ohio. He attended Muskingum College in New Concord and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering. Muskingum College also awarded him an honorary Doctor of Science degree in engineering. He has received honorary doctoral degrees from nine colleges or universities.

SPECIAL HONORS: Glenn has been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross on six occasions, and holds the Air Medal with 18 Clusters for his service during World War II and Korea. Glenn also holds the Navy Unit Commendation for service in Korea, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, the China Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation, the Navy's Astronaut Wings, the Marine Corps' Astronaut Medal, the NASA Distinguished Service Medal, and the Congressional Space Medal of Honor.

EXPERIENCE: He entered the Naval Aviation Cadet Program in March 1942 and was graduated from this program and commissioned in the Marine Corps in 1943. After advanced training, he joined Marine Fighter Squadron 155 and spent a year flying F-4U fighters in the Marshall Islands.

During his World War II service, he flew 59 combat missions. After the war, he was a member of Marine Fighter Squadron 218 on the North China patrol and served on Guam. From June 1948 to December 1950 Glenn was an instructor in advanced flight training at Corpus Christi, Texas. He then attended Amphibious Warfare Training at Quantico, Virginia. In Korea he flew 63 missions with Marine Fighter Squadron 311. As an exchange pilot with the Air Force Glenn flew 27 missions in the in F-86 Sabrejet. In the last nine days of fighting in Korea Glenn downed three MIG's in combat along the Yalu River.

After Korea, Glenn attended Test Pilot School at the Naval Air Test Center, Patuxent River, Maryland. After graduation, he was project officer on a number of aircraft. He was assigned to the Fighter Design Branch of the Navy Bureau of Aeronautics (now Bureau of Naval Weapons) in Washington from November 1956 to April 1959, during which time he also attended the University of Maryland.

In July 1957, while project officer of the F8U Crusader, he set a transcontinental speed record from Los Angeles to New York, spanning the country in 3 hours and 23 minutes. This was the first transcontinental flight to average supersonic speed. Glenn has nearly 9,000 hours of flying time, with approximately 3,000 hours in jet aircraft.

NASA EXPERIENCE: Glenn was assigned to the NASA Space Task Group at Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia, in April 1959 after his selection as a Project Mercury Astronaut. The Space Task Group was moved to Houston and became part of the NASA Manned Spacecraft Center in 1962. Glenn flew on Mercury-6 (February 20, 1962) and STS-95 (October 29 to November 7, 1998), and has logged over 218 hours in space. Prior to his first flight, Glenn had served as backup pilot for Astronauts Shepard and Grissom. When astronauts were given special assignments to ensure pilot input into the design and development of spacecraft, Glenn specialized in cockpit layout and control functioning, including some of the early designs for the Apollo Project. Glenn resigned from the Manned Spacecraft Center on January 16, 1964. He was promoted to the rank of Colonel in October 1964 and retired from the Marine Corps on January 1, 1965. He was a business executive from 1965 until his election to the United States Senate in November 1974. Glenn retired from the U.S. Senate in January 1999.

SPACE FLIGHT EXPERIENCE: On February 20, 1962, Glenn piloted the Mercury-Atlas 6 "Friendship 7" spacecraft on the first manned orbital mission of the United States. Launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, he completed a successful three-orbit mission around the earth, reaching a maximum altitude (apogee) of approximately 162 statute miles and an orbital velocity of approximately 17,500 miles per hour. Glenn's "Friendship 7" Mercury spacecraft landed approximately 800 miles southeast of KSC in the vicinity of Grand Turk Island. Mission duration from launch to impact was 4 hours, 55 minutes, and 23 seconds.

STS-95 Discovery (October 29 to November 7, 1998) was a 9-day mission during which the crew supported a variety of research payloads including deployment of the Spartan solar-observing spacecraft, the Hubble Space Telescope Orbital Systems Test Platform, and investigations on space flight and the aging process. The mission was accomplished in 134 Earth orbits, traveling 3.6 million miles in 213 hours and 44 minutes.

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  • JOHN GLENN - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 266118
    JOHN GLENN - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 266118
    John Glenn writes a thank you letter to Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Autograph Letter signed: "John" as U.S. Senator, 1p, 6x4. Embossed Senate card. No place, no date. To "Dear Pat" [Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan].

    Price: $340.00

  • JOHN GLENN - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 266119
    JOHN GLENN - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 266119
    John Glenn sends a letter of thanks for the play tickets and the ability to get an extra one. Autograph Letter Signed: "John" as U.S. Senator, 1p, 6x4. Embossed Senate card. No place, no date. To Pat (Senator Daniel P. Moynihan).

    Sale Price $289.00

    $340.00

  • JOHN GLENN - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 297479
    JOHN GLENN - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 297479
    The astronaut and U.S. senator is shown from the chest up wearing a suit and tie. Inscribed Photograph signed: "To James Weimer/John Glenn", Color 8x10.

    Price: $300.00

  • JOHN GLENN - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 5962
    JOHN GLENN - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 5962
    Black and white publicity photograph of the first American to orbit the Earth and oldest man in space in a suit and tie behind a globe. Photograph inscribed and signed: "Best regards/to Johanna/J H Glenn, Jr." B/w, 8x10. NASA photograph taken in 1964.

    Sale Price $255.00

    $300.00

  • JOHN GLENN - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 24178
    JOHN GLENN - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 24178
    Black and white publicity photograph of an older John Glenn in a suit and tie signed to a fan. Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Bruce Rodenier-/John Glenn". B/w, 8x10.

    Sale Price $221.00

    $260.00

  • JOHN GLENN - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 34445
    JOHN GLENN - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 34445
    Color publicity photograph of a young John Glenn in a suit and tie with his hands on a globe. Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Kim/Best regards/John Glenn". Color, 8x10 overall, image 7½x9½ (one surface). Name imprinted at bottom margin.

    Sale Price $289.00

    $340.00

  • JOHN GLENN - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 262744
    JOHN GLENN - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 262744
    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).

    Sale Price $221.00

    $260.00

  • JOHN GLENN - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 5974
    JOHN GLENN - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 5974
    Black and white publicity photograph of John Glenn sitting with his hand in front of his chest in a suit and tie. Photograph signed twice: "John Glenn". B/w, 8x10 overall, image 7½x8¼ (one surface).

    Price: $275.00

  • JOHN GLENN - COLLECTION WITH GENERAL GHERMAN - HFSID 90510
    JOHN GLENN - COLLECTION WITH CO-SIGNERS - HFSID 90510
    Collection containing pieces signed by the two space explorers Comprises: (1) JOHN GLENN. Photograph signed: "John Glenn". Color, 5¼x½. Pictured with the Mercury Friendship 7 capsule, in which he became the first American to make multiple orbits of the Earth.

    Price: $1,400.00

  • JOHN GLENN - FIRST DAY COVER WITH AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED - HFSID 293386
    JOHN GLENN - FIRST DAY COVER WITH AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED - HFSID 293386
    The first American to orbit the Earth signs a First Day Cover honoring Project Mercury, issued on the date of his historic flight. First Day Cover signed: "Best regards -/J. H. Glenn Jr", 3½x6½. FDC honoring Project Mercury: U.S.

    Sale Price $204.00

    $240.00

  • JOHN GLENN - INSCRIBED COMMEMORATIVE ENVELOPE SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: VIOLA L. - HFSID 148766
    JOHN GLENN - INSCRIBED COMMEMORATIVE ENVELOPE SIGNED WITH CO-SIGNERS - HFSID 148766
    First American to orbit the Earth and oldest man in space. Envelope inscribed and signed: "To Axelrod-/John Glenn". Countersigned: "Viola L. Armstrong" and "S.K. Armstrong" (parents of Neil A. Armstrong, Apollo 11 Astronaut, First Man on the Moon).

    Sale Price $272.00

    $320.00

  • JOHN GLENN - TELEGRAM SIGNED 04/19/1983 - HFSID 47751
    JOHN GLENN - TELEGRAM SIGNED 04/19/1983 - HFSID 47751
    John Glenn signs a telegram from April 19, 1983 announcing that he will be announcing his running for the presidency on April 21. Telegram signed: "John Glenn" as U.S. Senator. 1p, 7½x8½. No place, date stamped 1983 April 19. To Len Rosenthal, Atlantic City, NJ.

    Price: $300.00

  • JOHN GLENN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/05/1993 - HFSID 266127
    JOHN GLENN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/05/1993 - HFSID 266127
    John Glenn sends a typed letter of thanks for the holiday greetings and the wildflower honey from New York. Typed Letter signed: "John" as U.S. Senator, 1p, 7¼x10½. On his personal Senate letterhead. Washington, D.C., 1993 January 5.

    Price: $300.00

  • JOHN GLENN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/15/1964 - HFSID 156803
    JOHN GLENN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/15/1964 - HFSID 156803
    First American to orbit the Earth and oldest man in space. TLS: "John Glenn" as Lt Colonel, USMC. 1p, 8x10½. Houston, TX, 1964 January 15. To Mr. B.G. MacNabb, General Dynamics Corp.

    Sale Price $255.00

    $300.00

  • JOHN GLENN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 02/11/1980 - HFSID 79192
    JOHN GLENN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 02/11/1980 - HFSID 79192
    First American to orbit the Earth and oldest man in space sends a typed letter saying that he is forwarding the information and his recommendation. Typed Letter Signed: "John Glenn" as Senator, 1p, 8x10½. Washington, D.C., 1980 February 11. To Dr. Herman R. Goldberg, U.S.

    Sale Price $255.00

    $300.00

  • JOHN GLENN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 03/26/1980 - HFSID 79191
    JOHN GLENN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 03/26/1980 - HFSID 79191
    He invites a Commissioner to his workshop. TLS: "John Glenn" as U.S. Senator from Ohio, 1p, 8x10½. Washington, D.C., 1980 March 26. To Dr. Herman Goldberg, Associate Commissioner for State and Local Educational Programs, Washington, D.C.

    Price: $300.00

  • JOHN GLENN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 06/05/1965 - HFSID 27609
    JOHN GLENN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 06/05/1965 - HFSID 27609
    John Glenn types a letter about his Mercury flight and his entry into politics. Early Typed Letter Signed: "J.H. Glenn, Jr." as Colonel, USMC (Ret.), NASA Astronaut, 1p, 8½x11. Seabrook, Texas, 1965 June 5. To Mrs. J. Ross Lebold, Springfield, Ohio.

    Price: $300.00

  • JOHN GLENN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 07/15/1987 - HFSID 266120
    JOHN GLENN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 07/15/1987 - HFSID 266120
    John Glenn sends a typed letter of thanks for agreeing to testify at a hearing that has had to be cancelled due to witness schedule conflicts. Typed Letter Signed: "John" as U.S. Senator, 1p, 8½x11. Washington, D.C., 1987 July 15.

    Price: $300.00

  • JOHN GLENN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 07/19/1990 - HFSID 266125
    JOHN GLENN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 07/19/1990 - HFSID 266125
    John Glenn sends a typed letter of thanks for the book On the Law of Nations. Typed Letter signed: "Best regards - John" as U.S. Senator, 1p, 7¼x10½. On his personal Senate letterhead. Washington, D.C., 1990 July 19. To Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Washington, D.C.

    Sale Price $255.00

    $300.00

  • JOHN GLENN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 07/21/1986 - HFSID 266124
    JOHN GLENN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 07/21/1986 - HFSID 266124
    John Glenn sends a typed letter of thanks for stopping in on his birthday celebration. Typed Letter signed: "John" as U.S. Senator, 1p, 7¼x10½. On his personal Senate letterhead. Washington, D.C., 1986 July 21. To Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Washington, D.C.

    Price: $300.00

  • JOHN GLENN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 10/24/1996 - HFSID 266130
    JOHN GLENN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 10/24/1996 - HFSID 266130
    John Glenn sends a typed letter of thanks for eh support and co-sponsorship of the National Invasive Species Act of 1996. Typed Letter signed: "John" as U.S. Senator, 1p, 7¼x10½. On his personal Senate letterhead. Washington, D.C., 1996 October 24.

    Sale Price $255.00

    $300.00

  • JOHN GLENN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 11/09/1988 - HFSID 266123
    JOHN GLENN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 11/09/1988 - HFSID 266123
    John Glenn sends a typed letter of congratulations on being reelected to the United States Senate. Typed Letter signed: "John" as U.S. Senator, 1p, 7¼x10½. On his personal Senate letterhead. Washington, D.C., 1988 November 9.

    Price: $300.00

  • JOHN GLENN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 12/12/1985 - HFSID 266129
    JOHN GLENN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 12/12/1985 - HFSID 266129
    John Glenn sends a typed letter for the New York wildflower honey. Typed Letter signed: "John" as U.S. Senator, 1p, 7¼x10½. On his personal Senate letterhead. Washington, D.C., 1985 December 12. To Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Washington, D.C.

    Price: $300.00

  • JOHN GLENN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 12/17/1998 - HFSID 266128
    JOHN GLENN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 12/17/1998 - HFSID 266128
    John Glenn sends a typed letter of thanks for the holiday wishes and the wildflower honey. Typed Letter signed: "John" as U.S. Senator, 1p, 7¼x10½. On his personal Senate letterhead. Washington, D.C., 1998 December 17.

    Price: $300.00

  • JOHN GLENN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 12/21/1987 - HFSID 266126
    JOHN GLENN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 12/21/1987 - HFSID 266126
    John Glenn signs a typed letter of thanks for the holiday greeting and the honey. Typed Letter signed: "John" as U.S. Senator, 1p, 7¼x10½. On his personal Senate letterhead. Washington, D.C., 1987 December 21. To Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Washington, D.C.

    Price: $300.00

  • JOHN GLENN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 12/29/1998 - HFSID 266122
    JOHN GLENN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 12/29/1998 - HFSID 266122
    John Glenn sends a typed letter of thanks for the book Secrecy: The American Experience. TLS: "John" as U.S. Senator, 1p, 7¼x10½. Washington, D.C., 1998 December 29. On his personal Senate stationery to New York Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan.

    Price: $300.00

  • JOHN GLENN - TYPESCRIPT SIGNED - HFSID 190338
    JOHN GLENN - TYPESCRIPT SIGNED - HFSID 190338
    John Glenn signs a typescript of his eulogy of Robert Kennedy. Typescript signed: "Best regards-/John Glenn", 5p, 8½x11. John Glenn's eulogy of Robert Kennedy. Astronaut John Glenn's eulogy of Robert F. Kennedy began and ended with quotes from Ralph Waldo Emerson.

    Sale Price $297.50

    $350.00

  • JOHN GLENN - TYPESCRIPT SIGNED - HFSID 250783
    JOHN GLENN - TYPESCRIPT SIGNED - HFSID 250783
    John Glenn signs a typescript form President Kennedy's statement on America's first manned space flight. Typescript signed: "John Glenn", 1p, 8½x11. President Kennedy's Statement, February 20, 1962 re: America's first manned space flight.

    Sale Price $297.50

    $350.00

  • LT. COLONEL VIRGIL I. GUS GRISSOM - COLLECTION WITH JOHN GLENN, COLONEL GORDON - HFSID 90375
    LT. COLONEL VIRGIL I. "GUS" GRISSOM - COLLECTION WITH CO-SIGNERS - HFSID 90375
    All but Grissom have signed a group photo in space suits.

    Price: $3,750.00

  • PRESIDENT GERALD R. FORD - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: JOHN GLENN, - HFSID 172939
    PRESIDENT GERALD R. FORD - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED WITH CO-SIGNERS - HFSID 172939
    Gerald Ford, John Glenn, Edward Kennedy, and George McGovern sign a first day cover for the "Flag Over the Capital" stamp. First Day Cover signed: "Ted Kennedy", "John Glenn", "George McGovern" and "Gerald R. Ford", 6½x3½.

    Price: $400.00

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