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NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson and NASA Astronaut Shane Kimbrough pay tribute to John Glenn, fellow astronaut and an American hero, from space.

The first American to orbit the Earth, NASA astronaut and Ohio Senator John Glenn, passed away Dec. 8, 2016. John Glenn's groundbreaking career as an astronaut made him an American hero and an inspiration to people around the globe.

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This morning, @NASA astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. Glenn, who served four terms as a senator from Ohio, was one of NASA's original seven Mercury astronauts. His flight on Friendship 7 on Feb. 20, 1962, showed the world that America was a serious contender in the space race with the Soviet Union. He will always be remembered as the first American to orbit the Earth during those tentative, challenging, daring days when humans were just beginning to venture beyond the atmosphere that had nurtured them since the species began. For more information about Glenn’s life and legacy, visit: https://www.nasa.gov/johnglenn

Credit: NASA

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Today, flags are flown at half-staff at ATF Headquarters in honor of the life of John Glenn as he is laid to rest today at @arlingtonnatl. Glenn was a marine, an astronaut, and an United States senator.

ATF will always remember John Glenn as a leader and pioneer who worked tirelessly to improve our country through his foresight and advocacy. As a senator, Glenn's efforts to coordinate federal programs for arson investigation, prevention, and detection paved the way for ATF to become what it has been for over the past 40 years: Our nation's primary source for explosives, arson, and fire investigative knowledge and assistance. Sen. John Glenn was also on the bipartisan Emergency Committee on Gun Control in the wake of assassinations President John F. Kennedy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, which resulted in the passage of the Gun Control Act of 1968 that ATF is responsible for enforcing today. #ATF #RIP #JohnGlenn #Marine

Astronaut and former US Senator John Glenn was born on this day in Cambridge Ohio, July 18, 1921. He was the first American to orbit the Earth among his many accomplishments before he died in 2016. He is pictured here on the cover of LIFE magazine in 1962. The essay featured photos from Glenns' personal collection. The story begins with "A look homeward. Photographs from the collection of Anna Castor and John Glenn illuminate their early life in New Concord, Ohio where they both grew up. The snapshots show Annie and John sprawled on the Castor lawn when they were "steadies" in high school..." (Ralph Morse—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) #LIFElegends #JohnGlenn

Interment of John Glenn: A horse drawn caisson carries former astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn to his final resting place during the interment ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery today, April 6, in Virginia. Glenn was the first American to orbit Earth on Feb. 20, 1962, in a five-hour flight aboard the Friendship 7 spacecraft. In 1998, he broke another record by returning to space at the age of 77 on the Space Shuttle Discovery.

Acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot stated: "As we say our final goodbye today to a great American and NASA pioneer, we send our deepest sympathies to the family of John Glenn, and our heartfelt condolences to his devoted wife Annie on what would have been their 74th wedding anniversary. Senator Glenn was more than an astronaut - he was the hero we needed in a rapidly changing world and an icon of our American spirit. We will never forget him, and future generations will continue to live out his legacy as we venture farther into the solar system. God speed, Senator Glenn. Our deepest gratitude, and everlasting respect and affection go with you." John Glenn: 1921-2016

Image Credit: NASA/Aubrey Gemignani

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This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of President John F. Kennedy. Though NASA was formed by Dwight Eisenhower, President Kennedy gave the infant agency its early focus with his famous challenge to land astronauts on the moon by the end of the decade. Kennedy’s interest in NASA was broader, though, as noted in this excerpt from space policy expert John M. Logsdon’s contribution to “NASA and Ten Presidents” from NASA’s 50th Anniversary Magazine “Kennedy was particularly drawn to the astronauts, who became popular symbols of an administration that embraced the New Frontier. John Glenn (riding in the back set with Kennedy) was a frequent visitor to the Kennedys' Hyannisport, Mass., compound, where he water skied with Jacqueline Kennedy and successfully lobbied the president on behalf of the astronauts' right to sell their exclusive stories to Life magazine. When Glenn’s Friendship Seven mission launched Feb. 20, 1962, on live national television Kennedy watched raptly along with millions of his fellow countrymen.” #presidentkennedy #JohnGlenn #astronauts #nasahistory

Saw @hiddenfiguresmovie last night. It is OUTSTANDING! Go see it today. Take your children, nieces, nephews and the neighborhood kids with you. You'll all be inspired! We must support quality films like this. #Repost @quincydjones
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My arrangement of "Fly Me to the Moon" with Sinatra & Basie was the very first song played on the moon, & my song "Walking in Space" was chosen by astronaut, @lelandmelvin as wake-up music in the space shuttle Atlantis. And #johnglenn was my teacher of Astrology for many, many years...these events were such huge honors for me, & there's no doubt that I'm grateful to everyone who played a role in making space travel possible. But most importantly, I'm truly happy to see @hiddenfiguresmovie tell the stories of the 3 brave African American women who were responsible for the mathematical data needed to launch NASA's 1st successful space mission...it's about time we hear these stories!! Proud of you @janellemonae, @tarajiphenson, @therealoctaviaspencer, @pharrell, #peterchernin & everyone else involved in this film for showin' up! #hiddennomore #hiddenfigures

Final product.
John Glenn 1921-2016
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#Repost of my favorite day on set. HIDDEN FIGURES was #1 this last weekend in the box office!!! 📽🚀👨🏻‍🚀🇺🇸🙌🏾🙌🏻 Be sure to check out this wonderful story if you haven't already.
Rotten Tomatoes: 93% Critic / 94% User
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Isn’t this little tin globe just the cutest?! 🌎 See it in the shop! {link in bio}

It's day 4 with this little guy! He continues to lay on the kitchen floor mats even though he has a cushioned, cozy dog bed to snuggle. After days of extensive name searching, we realized that maybe he was just trying to tell us his name all along. Everyone, I'd like you to meet Tobin! His official full name is "Sir Tobin deGrasse Glenn the 11th, Voyager of the Cosmos" but you can call him Toby for short!! 🍷🤓🚀✨ @tobinjamescellars #tobinjames #neildegrassetyson #johnglenn #doctorwho #voyager #carlsagan #adoptdontshop #tobin #dogsofinstagram #SirTobin @acause4pawsrescue #acause4pawsrescue

Looking focused on the task at hand, astronaut 👩‍🚀 John Glenn preparing for his historic Friendship 7 flight aboard Mercury-Atlas 6, Feb 1962. Mr. Glenn became the first 🇺🇸 to orbit the 🌏, completing 3 orbits over 5 hours. #johnglenn #astronaut #spaceflight #1962 #earthorbit #spacerace #projectmercury #spaceexploration #therightstuff #spaceage #nasa #friendship7 #spacetravel #astronauts #spaceprogram #1960s #original7 #nasa🚀 #spacestuff #americanhero #vintagespace #astronautsuit

I watched this amazing film yesterday for the first time since I was a boy. I loved it back then and I was anxious to see how well it has held up over the years. I'm thrilled to report that it's still just as exciting, intense and funny as it was back in 1983. 'The Right Stuff' is an incredibly powerful and inspiring film that tells the story of the Mercury 7 pilots and the role they played in the birth of our nation's space program and the infamous space race of the 50's and 60's. Imagine Apollo 13, Top Gun and Hidden Figures all rolled into one and you'll have an idea of what to expect from this wonderful tribute to some of our nation's bravest pioneers. And talk about a film jam packed with talent...this film has it! With an ensemble cast that includes Ed Harris, Dennis Quaid, Sam Shepard, Barbara Hershey, Scott Glenn, Fred Ward, Lance Henriksen and Jeff Goldblum...just to name a few...you know you're in for a treat. Yeah, clocking in at over 3 hours it can feel a bit long in the tooth at times, but the script is so strong and the performances are so solid that you'll barely even notice. So much is packed into this film that it would be virtually impossible to trim it down and do the story justice. So, if you like the aforementioned films...or just like well made films with tons of humor, excitement and heart...do yourself a favor and seek this one out. HIGHLY recommended! #therightstuff #mercury7 #spacerace #pilots #astronaut #pioneers #heroes #inspiring #exciting #funny #thrilling #bluray #bluraycollector #digibook #classic #mustsee #edharris #samshepard #dennisquaid #scottglenn #lancehenriksen #jeffgoldblum #chuckyeager #johnglenn #alanshepard #gusgrissom #nasa #space #cinephile #filmlover

What a privilege to have had a private tour of Arlington National Cemetery, by USAF Chaplain. .
.we visited the gravesites of many brave men & women who've served & given their lives for the USA, saw the resting place Senator & Astronaut John Glenn, boxer Joe Lewis, Presidents Kennedy & Taft, Pierre L'Enfant & the first soldier ever to be buried in ANC to name a few. .
Happy 70th birthday, USAF! Thanks to all for serving this beautiful country. •Pictured: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. 🇺🇸

Remembering Former Astronaut John H. Glenn, jr.
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Take a look into a spaceship hangar named the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility, which is one of the places where NASA prepares their spacecraft for flight.
@nova_road of #wired and I take a look inside just days before a recent resupply space launch to the @iss several months ago. Gearing up in clean room attire to see a spaceship named the S.S. John Glenn just days before its maiden voyage is certainly a highlight of the career thus far
Pictures myself and @nova_road
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@sblackburnzv shot volleyball for just about the first time during John Glenn's visit to Tri-Valley, and did a fine job if we don't say so.
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You’re looking at a mobile landing platform. It provides logistics movement from sea to shore, supporting a broad range of military operations. It’s named after #JohnGlenn – a member of our Department of the Navy family as a @Marines fighter pilot – and legendary @NASA astronaut as well as a U.S. senator.
Today, he was laid to rest at @arlingtonnatl. He passed away Dec. 8, 2016, at age 95.

In 1942 while a junior in college, he enlisted in the Naval Reserve to become a naval aviation cadet. He then entered active duty to the Naval Aviation Pre-Flight School in Iowa and became a naval aviator while he was a Marine. Glenn flew 59 combat missions as a Marine during World War II along with 90 combat missions in Korea.
Fair winds and following seas!

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