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.