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John Glenn is a great man known by all for his many contributions to America John Glenn was not only an astronotical hero but also a great senator who helped shape our country John Glenn had as a fighter pilot and later on volunteered to work at NASA as a test pilot Glenn was later elected to go into space to orbit the earth On February 201962 John Glenn was the first American to ever go into orbit That morning Glenn took off in an aircraft heading for space With is adrenaline pumping his aircraft went through the many layers of the many layers of the earths atmosphere Throughout most of the take off 5 gs were pushing down on him The trip was very smooth compared to the centrifuge he had been practicing in Once he had actually left the earths atmosphere he radioed back to base Zero-g and I feel fineqtd in Wolfe 81 Once up there he was told that he had to do at least 7 orbits and then he could return He spent 4 hours 55 minutes and 23 seconds in space and then completed his trip by plummeting back into the earths atmosphere and landing in the ocean Although Glenn was a great astronaut he also is now for his successful carrier as a US senator In 1974 Glenn ran for senator as a republican and won He served a total of 25 years as senator and finally he retired in the year 1999 Finally at the age of 77 Glenn was given one more chance to go into to orbit Even at age 77 John Glenn seemed to be made for an astronauts gearNewcott 1 Without thinking twice he accepted the offer So in 1998 for the last time he left the earths atmosphere Chihil 2 and entered space Although he had done it once before this time it was going to be a little bit
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