The number of times that I have met John Glen down at KSC, he was always a Marine and still “in-charge” of all of the other Astronauts. He had a natural leadership quality, with a dry and mischievous wit. John is a one of a kind who has a firm grip of life. I remember the story he told about NASA not providing a camera with his first go around. That night before his launch, he found a 24 hour drugstore in Cocoa Bach, bought a 35mm camera, snuck it on-board and now the Smithsonian has it.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Thursday, December 8, 2016
DISCOVERY CHANNEL TO PAY TRIBUTE TO SPACE PIONEER JOHN GLENN WITH SPECIAL BROADCAST OF ‘WHEN WE LEFT EARTH: THE NASA MISSIONS’
Airing Sunday, December 11 at 9 AM ET/PT on the Discovery Channel
(LOS ANGELES) – John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth during the height of the space race. He was a pioneer, an aviation icon and American hero. Discovery Channel will pay tribute to Glenn with a special encore presentation of WHEN WE LEFT EARTH: THE NASA MISSIONS, on Sunday, December 11 at 9 AM ET/PT.