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News RIP John Glenn

  1. Dec 8, 2016 #1

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    :sorry:
     
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  3. Dec 8, 2016 #2

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    I had just heard this morning that he was ill. Had no idea just how ill. :oldcry::oldcry::oldcry:
     
  4. Dec 8, 2016 #3

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    Godspeed , John Glenn
     
  5. Dec 8, 2016 #4

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    R.I.P.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/former-astronaut-us-sen-john-glenn-ohio-died-203210458.html [Broken]
     
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  6. Dec 8, 2016 #5

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    The only good thing about 2016 is that it is going to end soon.
     
  7. Dec 8, 2016 #6

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    I heard yesteday that he had been in the hospital for a week. Very sorry to see one of the great ones go.
    I recently saw a Last Week Tonight episode that ended with several minutes people saying of F... 2016. My sentiments exactly.
     
  8. Dec 9, 2016 #7

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    Many years ago I saw a cartoon about John Glenn.
    It was after he went into space a second time (in 1998, at the age of 77).
    An old couple in a car,
    wife is complaining about how her husband should be doing something now that he is retired, like John Glenn.
    His response was "Curse you John Glenn".
     
  9. Dec 10, 2016 #8

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    It may be beyond the comprehension of people born in more recent times but the space race in the 1950/60 period had the whole world enthralled .

    The usually excellent tv transmissions covering the different missions had whole families on the edge of their seats gripped with excitement .

    The space race coincided roughly in time with a period of rapid technological development in many other fields as well .

    Ordinary people both young and old came to be interested and knowledgeable about a great deal about space technology and science in general .

    The space race probably encouraged a whole generation of school children to become engineers and scientists .
     
  10. Dec 11, 2016 #9

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    I remember at age 10 my father awaking and telling me of the Soviet Union's successfully launch of Sputnik I; then my world became more enthralled.
     
  11. Dec 11, 2016 #10
    What a legend!
     
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