October 29, 1998
Thirty-six years after he first left the Earth's atmosphere, in the tiny Friendship 7 capsule, Sen. John Glenn is returning to space. In 1962 he was a 40-year-old Navy test pilot, who had broken a transcontinental speed record, flying from Los Angeles to New York in 3 hours, 23 minutes. Now, at 77, he is the oldest astronaut ever to fly in space. This time he will not be alone.
October 24, 1998
Today "To the Contrary": Federal budget; Paula Jones case, 1 p.m. KCET. "Evans, Novak, Hunt & Shields": Jack Kemp of Empower America, 2:30 p.m., repeats Sunday 8 a.m. CNN. "John McLaughlin's One on One": U.S. space program, 2:30 p.m. KCET. "Tony Brown's Journal": Eubie Blake; Chuck Jackson; Stevie Wonder; Lionel Hampton; Charles Brown, 3:30 p.m. KCET. "Reliable Sources": 3:30 p.m., repeats Sunday 8:30 a.m. CNN. "Capital Gang": Gov. Roy Romer of Colorado, 4 p.m., repeats Sunday 4:30 a.m. CNN.
August 7, 2006 |
Former senator and astronaut John Glenn, 85, and his wife, Annie, 86, were discharged from a Columbus hospital where they had been recovering from a car accident Friday night. They were returning home from a fundraiser when John Glenn hit an oncoming car while making a left turn, said his former press secretary, Dale Butland. The other driver was unhurt and police cited Glenn for failure to yield, Butland said.
October 23, 1998 |
Every day we get a little closer to John Glenn's launch off the pad, which will make him the oldest man in space since William Shatner. Every day I look forward to it a little more, because I am so in love with the idea of sending our politicians to another planet. I think Americans in general are happy to see Glenn go up, in what amounts to NASA's Old-Timers' Day. It figures to be the first flight in history in which an astronaut drinks Geritol instead of Tang.
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October 13, 1989 |
U.S. Sen. John Glenn, a space pioneer who was one of the country's first astronauts, on Thursday was named grand marshal of the 1990 Tournament of Roses Parade amid praise for his courage, hometown values and public service. In a ceremony at the Tournament House in Pasadena, Glenn's wife, Annie, received the traditional bouquet of roses, while Glenn was given a customized football helmet "modified especially for astronauts," said tournament president Don Fedde. "This will come in handy in the U.
August 6, 2006 |
Former senator and astronaut John Glenn, 85, and his wife, Annie, 86, were in fair condition at Grant Medical Center in Columbus after being involved in a car accident. They were expected to be released today. The couple were returning home from a fundraiser Friday night when Glenn tried to make a left turn onto a highway ramp and struck another car. Police cited Glenn for failure to yield, according to family spokesman Dale Butland.