December 8, 2016

Requiescat in Pace John Glenn

Marine Corps fighter pilot in World War II and Korea.

PAX River test pilot.

First supersonic transcontinental flight.

First American to orbit Earth.

Oldest man to go to space.


That's a hell of a resume, and the world is a bit sadder today as we learn of John Glenn's passing.

And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

Requiescat in Pace.

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

RIP, the last of the original seven...