A Sept. 1966 edition of LIFE Magazine bearing the likeness of John Glenn rested in a showcase at the John & Annie Glenn Museum Friday in New Concord, Ohio. Glenn was the first American to orbit Earth, piloting Friendship 7 around the planet three times in 1962. Glenn, as a U.S. senator at age 77, also became the oldest person in space by orbiting Earth with six astronauts aboard shuttle Discovery in 1998.
A Sept. 1966 edition of LIFE Magazine bearing the likeness of John Glenn rested in a showcase at the John & Annie Glenn Museum Friday in New Concord, Ohio. Glenn was the first American to orbit Earth, piloting Friendship 7 around the planet three times in 1962. Glenn, as a U.S. senator at age 77, also became the oldest person in space by orbiting Earth with six astronauts aboard shuttle Discovery in 1998. John Minchillo Associated Press
A Sept. 1966 edition of LIFE Magazine bearing the likeness of John Glenn rested in a showcase at the John & Annie Glenn Museum Friday in New Concord, Ohio. Glenn was the first American to orbit Earth, piloting Friendship 7 around the planet three times in 1962. Glenn, as a U.S. senator at age 77, also became the oldest person in space by orbiting Earth with six astronauts aboard shuttle Discovery in 1998. John Minchillo Associated Press

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