John Glenn was one of my earliest heros. Above is my watercolor of him after splashdown in Friendship 7 in February of 1962. I was 9 at the time. Besides being the first American to orbit the earth, Glenn was also the oldest person to travel into space in 1998 aboard the space shuttle Discovery at age 77. He was the last of the original Mercury 7 astronauts. They've inspired generations with their Right Stuff. And now, as he embarks on his newest sojourn, I can only echo Scott Carpenter's words from that day John blasted off from Cape Canaveral, "Godspeed, John Glenn." And now free of his earthly form, I can again hear him say: "Zero G, and I feel fine."
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