R.I.P. John Glenn

John Glenn (Photo: NASA)

John Glenn (Photo: NASA)

 

John Herschel Glenn Jr.

July 18, 1921 – December 8, 2016

 

Godspeed, John Glenn

Ad astra



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17 replies

  1. I just heard he’d been in the hospital for a week this morning, and now this?!?! We’ve lost another great one my friend!

  2. and has now taken one last great step…
    …..and Diogenes can now blow out his candle

  3. Oh, I didn’t know. He was a great man. A huge loss.

  4. I saw John glenn at Quantico MCS when he visited in 1963. Wonderful memory.

  5. He was one of the few people I can actually say I’ve admired. His story had an actual effect on my life. It caused me to change my behavior once. It made me better. So when I say he was an inspiration, I mean it literally. To me, John Glenn was an actual influence. And when I hear the song, “Major Tom,” or “Top of the Wordl” I think of John Glenn, even if that’s not whom it was written for.

    Godspeed, Major Tom.

    There’s a hole in the clouds
    When you look up tonight
    A window that beckons you
    Toward the moonlight
    The tower counts down
    And the moment is right
    You take a deep breath
    But your chest still goes tight
    Alone at the top of the world
    Day turns into night
    Turns back to day
    Twice on the hour
    You’re far from it now

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