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John Glenn

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John Glenn High School is a public high school in New Concord, Ohio   . It is the only high school  in the East Muskingum Local School District. Their nickname is the Little Muskies, taken from nearby Muskingum College  's nickname, the Muskies.The school is named after john glenn, former U.S Senator  and astronaut, who was born in nearby ,Cambridge, Ohio and grew up in New Concord. Formerly known as New Concord High School, the name was changed in the early 1960s to John Glenn High School.Senator, astronaut, Marine - John Glenn's many achievements have distinguished him as a great American leader. He became a Marine following the attack on Pearl Harbor, and proved himself a highly skilled combat pilot in WWII and Korea. His flying record made him an ideal candidate for NASA's first space mission. In 1962 Glenn became the first American to orbit Earth. After retiring from the Marine Corps, Glenn ran for public office and served as an Ohio senator for 24.

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John Herschel Glenn Jr. (born July 18, 1921, in Cambridge, Ohio) is a former American astronaut, Marine Corps fighter pilot, and politician. He was the third American to fly around the earth in space. He was the first American and second person to orbit the earth. Later he served as a United States Senator from Ohio (1974 - 1999).
In 1998 he returned to space at the age of 77 on the Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-95), becoming the oldest man ever to go in space. This was an 'experiment' to test the effects of going into space on an aging person. (It had been discovered that going into space showed signs of premature aging)

 

 

 

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Comments (1)

Hemingway said

at 9:43 pm on Sep 23, 2010

Wow! I didn't know that much about John Glenn before! I just know that he was an American astronaut. It was interesting to learn about his different jobs. I was wondering why he pursued so many different, very unrelated jobs? You included a lot of information, great job!

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