100 years after the birth of John Glenn, a historian looks at how he inspired girls to want to go to space – but in line with the sexism of the early space program, he offered little encouragement
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Space hero John Glenn had died at age 95, after a long life that included stints as a fighter pilot in World War II and Korea, 24 years as a U.S. …..
A space man, a Supreme Court justice and a Secretary of State lead the list of 2012 honorees.
Both are rock stars, and both are getting the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
To be sung to the tune of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”:
“It was 50 years ago today
Alan Shepard was our first in space
It was just 116 miles
But was guaranteed to raise a smile.
So let me introduce to you
The astronaut you’ve known for years: