To be continued
John Glenn was one of the first NASA astronauts picked to go to space. In 1959 the “Mercury Seven” group picked by NASA, which Glenn was a part of, would fly out together. He orbited the Earth in 1962, and was the first American to do so. It took him about 5 hours, which proved that the “Mercury Spacecraft” worked in space, and helped the scientists learn much more about space. Later, he became senator in Ohio, and was involved in politics for 25 years. After that, as an 77-year old, he got the chance to fly to space again. Due to his previous missions, NASA wanted to find the difference between how space affects older people in contrast with young astronauts. That way, Glenn was the oldest person to fly to space.