John Glenn has found himself in the spotlight once again, 50 years after he became the first American to orbit the Earth.
At an event to mark the anniversary of his historic space flight, Glenn addressed employees at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
BBC Video ... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17081918
"Gods speed John Glenn"
The Atlas rocket accelerated to a max 7.7 gs. I find it amazing such a large structure can handle that kind of stress.
At NASA, 50 years ...
includes an interactive feature of his bio
The Mercury 7 were truly some of the ballsyest cats that ever served their country. They really had The Right Stuff.