Daily cosmobite: happy birthday John!

John Glenn. Courtesy NASAThe first American into space, John Glenn, was born on this day in 1921 in Cambridge, Ohio and so celebrates his 93rd birthday today. Glenn first circled the Earth in the one-person Mercury spacecraft Friendship 7 in 1962. 36 years later, at the age of 77 he embarked on another space flight aboard the space shuttle Discovery.

John Glenn. Courtesy NASA

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