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John and Annie Glenn Collection
Description: John Glenn stands at a podium to announce his inclusion in the upcoming space shuttle mission, STS-95. Behind him hangs a large photograph of his younger self in a space helmet, likely from around the time of his Friendship 7 flight in 1962, where he became the first American to orbit Earth. The spacecraft, Discovery, launched later that year on October 29, 1998. At the time, Glenn set the record for oldest person in space at age 77, where he participated in research for NASA to study the effects of aging in space. The John and Annie Glenn collection is comprised of photographs, slides, books and ephemera documenting the career of John Glenn as an astronaut and U.S. Senator. The collection also documents his life with his wife Annie Glenn née Castor, family and friends, such as Robert and Ethel Kennedy and fellow astronauts. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AV329_B19F06_01A
Subjects: Glenn, John, 1921-2016; National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA); Discovery (Spacecraft);
Places: John and Annie Glenn Collection