Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

Glenn

John Herschel, Jr.

USA

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Personal data

Barthdate:  18.07.1921
Birthplace:  Cambridge / Ohio
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  02.04.1959
Selection group:  NASA-1 / US-Senate
Position:  PSP
Status:  Ret. 07.11.1998

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Mercury 6  PLT  20.02.1962 4h 55m 
2  STS-95  PSP  29.10. - 07.11.1998 8d 21h 44m 
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Total  9d 02h 39m 
         

Additional information

Colonel, USMC, Ret.; bachelor of science in engineering from Muskingum College, New Concord, Ohio, 1942; recipient of nine honorary doctoral degrees; 59 combat missions during World War II; he resigned from NASA on 16.01.1964; since 1974 member of the US Senate (Democratic Party); hobbies: boating, skiing; in 1998 he was selected as PSP for STS-95.

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