Flying in Earth’s Atmosphere

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Flying in Earth’s Atmosphere

  1. 1. Flying in Earth’s atmosphere John Glenn Nina To
  2. 2. DOB & Place • July 18th, 1921 • New Concord, Ohio
  3. 3. Background • Parents are Teresa Sproat and Glenn Herschel Glenn Sr. • Married to Anne Castor-Glenn • Studied engineering at Muskingum College in New Concord • Left college and studied at Navel Air Station Olathe in Kansas
  4. 4. Achievements • Recruited as an astronaut in NASA • First American to orbit Earth • Elected senator of Ohio
  5. 5. Historical Events • July 29th, 1921. Adolf Hitler became leader of National Socialist German Workers Party • In 1928, bubble gum was invented
  6. 6. Influence of society • Returned to space at age 77 • Became oldest man to ever go to space • Experiment to test going into space on an aging person
  7. 7. Awards and Interesting Facts • Presented Medal of Freedom from President Obama • Gave his space capsule the name Friendship 7 • NASA awards Glenn and 37 other astronauts with Ambassador of Exploration award
  8. 8. Quote • “ To me, there is no greater calling... If I can inspire young people to dedicate themselves to the good of mankind, I’ve accomplished something. “
  9. 9. Reflection • I believe that when John went out into Earth’s atmosphere to explore, he made an impact on astronauts today. Back in the old days, astronauts sent out rockets into space, put no one would be in it. Now, rockets are sent out into space carrying astronauts. When they arrive at their destination, they can come to explore or fix many of the technology that is put there.
  10. 10. Citations • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Glenn • http://www.space.com/15908-john-glenn-medal-freedomaward.html • http://history1900s.about.com/od/timelines/tp/1920timelin e.htm • http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/17/us/john-glenn-fast-facts/ • http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_is_John_Glenn_so_impo rtant#slide4

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