John Glenn - NASA Astronaut
By  High-Tech Productions.com Science & Technology Centers & www.HighTechScience.org

Science Center Home

Our Space Collection

Our Robot Collection

Our Electric Vehicles

Our RC Helicopters

Sci-Center Locations

Items on Display

Touring Space Exhibit

How You Can Help

Our Supporter's

Reference Library

Science Activities

Science Software

Educational Videos

Fun Science Facts

Weather Central

All About Food

Solar Radiometers

Our Solar System

Science Merit Badges

Space Calendar

Space Flight Info

NASA TV

NASA for Kids

NASA Info & Links

Astronaut Addresses

Int'l Space Agencies

Ham Radio Info

Animal Facts

Public Zoo's

Nature Trails

Hiking Trails

Historical Sites

How Stuff Works

Table of Elements

Museums of the USA

Museums of the World

News & Press Center

Science Center
Science Center News Items & Press Releases

High-Tech Productions
Departments

Video Duplication

Foreign Conversion

Video-DVD Transfers

DVD Duplication

CD/Disc Duplication

Video Supply Store

Store Departments

Mini DV Tape

DV Head Cleaner

Full Size DV Tape

DVCam Tape

DVCPRO Tape

VHS & S-VHS Tape

VHS/C Tape

8MM & HI-8 Tape

Betamax Tape

Tape Boxes

Tape Shippers

Tape Labels

About Us

Who We Are

Our Clients

Contact Us

E-Mail Us

Privacy & Security

Terms of Use

More To Explore

TV Test Patterns

U.S. TV Stations

Global TV Stations

Wide Screen Info

Video Glossary

Cable Descramblers

History of TV

Copyright Info

Tape & VCR Tips

Battery Care & Info

Mini DV Info

Memory Stick Info

Tape Length/Time

Camcorder Choices

Info Center & Links


Follow us on

Click Here to Follow us on Twitter and get the latest news updates on us.

Astronaut John Glenn

   On February 20, 1962, Glenn piloted the Mercury-Atlas 6 "Friendship 7" spacecraft on the first manned orbital mission of the United States. Launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, he completed a successful 3 orbit mission around the earth, reaching a maximum altitude of 162 miles.  Glenn's "Friendship 7" Mercury spacecraft landed approximately 800 miles southeast of KSC in the vicinity of Grand Turk Island. Mission duration from launch to impact was 4 hours, 55 minutes, and 23 seconds.   

 *  *  *  Biographical Data  *  *  *

NAME: John Herschel Glenn, Jr. (Colonel, USMC, Ret.)
NASA Astronaut (former)

PERSONAL DATA: Born July 18, 1921 in Cambridge, Ohio. Married to the former Anna Margaret Castor of New Concord, Ohio. They have two grown children and two grandchildren.

EDUCATION: Glenn attended primary and secondary schools in New Concord, Ohio. He attended Muskingum College in New Concord and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering. Muskingum College also awarded him an honorary Doctor of Science degree in engineering. He has received honorary doctoral degrees from nine colleges or universities.

SPECIAL HONORS: Glenn has been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross on six occasions, and holds the Air Medal with 18 Clusters for his service during World War II and Korea. Glenn also holds the Navy Unit Commendation for service in Korea, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, the China Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation, the Navy's Astronaut Wings, the Marine Corps' Astronaut Medal, the NASA Distinguished Service Medal, and the Congressional Space Medal of Honor.

EXPERIENCE: He entered the Naval Aviation Cadet Program in March 1942 and was graduated from this program and commissioned in the Marine Corps in 1943. After advanced training, he joined Marine Fighter Squadron 155 and spent a year flying F-4U fighters in the Marshall Islands.

During his World War II service, he flew 59 combat missions. After the war, he was a member of Marine Fighter Squadron 218 on the North China patrol and served on Guam. From June 1948 to December 1950 Glenn was an instructor in advanced flight training at Corpus Christi, Texas. He then attended Amphibious Warfare Training at Quantico, Virginia. In Korea he flew 63 missions with Marine Fighter Squadron 311. As an exchange pilot with the Air Force Glenn flew 27 missions in the in F-86 Sabrejet. In the last nine days of fighting in Korea Glenn downed three MIG's in combat along the Yalu River.

After Korea, Glenn attended Test Pilot School at the Naval Air Test Center, Patuxent River, Maryland. After graduation, he was project officer on a number of aircraft. He was assigned to the Fighter Design Branch of the Navy Bureau of Aeronautics (now Bureau of Naval Weapons) in Washington from November 1956 to April 1959, during which time he also attended the University of Maryland.

In July 1957, while project officer of the F8U Crusader, he set a transcontinental speed record from Los Angeles to New York, spanning the country in 3 hours and 23 minutes. This was the first transcontinental flight to average supersonic speed. Glenn has nearly 9,000 hours of flying time, with approximately 3,000 hours in jet aircraft.

NASA EXPERIENCE: Glenn was assigned to the NASA Space Task Group at Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia, in April 1959 after his selection as a Project Mercury Astronaut. The Space Task Group was moved to Houston and became part of the NASA Manned Spacecraft Center in 1962. Glenn flew on Mercury-6 (February 20, 1962) and STS-95 (October 29 to November 7, 1998), and has logged over 218 hours in space. Prior to his first flight, Glenn had served as backup pilot for Astronauts Shepard and Grissom. When astronauts were given special assignments to ensure pilot input into the design and development of spacecraft, Glenn specialized in cockpit layout and control functioning, including some of the early designs for the Apollo Project. Glenn resigned from the Manned Spacecraft Center on January 16, 1964. He was promoted to the rank of Colonel in October 1964 and retired from the Marine Corps on January 1, 1965. He was a business executive from 1965 until his election to the United States Senate in November 1974. Glenn retired from the U.S. Senate in January 1999

Our replica of the Space Suit that he wore on
his historic mission is now on display at the
South Florida Science Museum.
 Click Here for Info.


Here are some Space & NASA Links



Here are links to some fun activities & great places to visit:

 

The Space Artifact Collection is owned by:
High-Tech Productions

America's  
#1  Video / Data / Disc Company!
Serving clients coast-to-coast for over 25 years

Our  Customers  Include:  IBM,  NASA,  CNN,  Penn State,  Raytheon,  U.S. Navy,  Compaq,  MTV, Bloomingdale's,  Boeing,  U.S. Postal Service,  Intel,  Estee Lauder,  U.S. Coast Guard,  NYU,  Wang Computers,  Hewlett Packard, College of Aviation,  Henry Ford Health System,  U.S. Naval Academy, Apple Computer,  U.S. Dept. of Energy,  Sunbeam,  Ohio State University,  National Park Service,  Universal Video,  Wolf Camera,  Sea Ray Boats,  Allied Aerospace,  Westinghouse,  FEMA,  John Hopkins University,  U.S. Department of Agriculture,  and  many  more.

Click Here for complete company information

High-Tech Productions    Boca Raton, FL       800 662-8336



This web site is intended for educational purposes & to
further enhance the learning experience for kids of all ages.

The Science Centers are provided by High-Tech Productions,
a privately owned company located in Florida.

Our purpose is to bring new technologies to the youth of America.
There is never an admission fee or cover charge.

Copyrightę  High-Tech Productions     All rights reserved.