GODSPEED, JOHN GLENN!

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by JanewayRulz!, Dec 9, 2016.

  1. JanewayRulz!

    JanewayRulz! Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I realize this isn't exactly a "Science and Technology" topic...

    https://www.nasa.gov/centers/glenn/about/bios/john_glenn.html

    but where else on this board would befit this announcement more?

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/08/health/john-glenn-dead/index.html

    Peace to you and your family, Colonel/Senator Glenn.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/12/08/glenn-remembered-hero-legend/95158512/

    High Flight
    John Gillespie Magee, Jr.


    Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,
    And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
    Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
    Of sun-split clouds, --and done a hundred things
    You have not dreamed of --Wheeled and soared and swung
    High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there
    I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
    My eager craft through footless halls of air...
    Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
    I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
    Where never lark or even eagle flew --
    And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod
    The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
    Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.
     
  2. publiusr

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  3. Tim Walker

    Tim Walker Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    City-data.com had a thread about Mr. Glenn's death. It was commented that the pre-Space Shuttle astronauts are elderly. And that Mr. Glenn was the last survivor of the original Mercury astronauts.

    Come to think of it, project Mercury was over half a century ago. It is now a past era. Which was depicted in the movie "The Right Stuff".
     
  4. Greysun

    Greysun Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    RIP, Mr. Glenn. Losing him is the end of an era.
     
  5. E-DUB

    E-DUB Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    At least two Vostok cosmonauts still live as far as I know, Bykovsky and Tereshkova.
     
  6. publiusr

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