Fifteen Years Later: John Glenn's Shuttle Flight
In the launch pad's White Room, STS-95 Payload Specialist John H. Glenn Jr., U.S. Senator from Ohio, has his flight suit checked by closeout crew members before climbing into space shuttle Discovery for his second flight into space, which came 36 years after his Mercury launch. Glenn was the first American to orbit the Earth.
Image Credit: NASA, Oct. 29, 1998
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