Mugdha Gurram / youthjournalism.org
Astronaut John Glenn, who died Dec. 7 at age 95, made history as the first American to orbit the Earth aboard the Mercury 7, similar to this ship on display at the Space Center museum in Houston, Texas.
By Noah Adelsberger
COSHOCTON, Ohio, U.S.A. – It is hard to see history occurring when it happens in our lifetime.Astronaut John Glenn’s work in space has already been written in the history books, but it wasn’t until Thursday that he has actually fully entered history through death.
Although I often revere the men of history, Glenn, a former United States senator from Ohio, seemed real to me mainly because he was born in a town only 40 minutes from where I live.
His adventures into space captivated me as a child and motivated me to study outer space as I grew up.
Unfortunately, I never knew this man personally, but his influence on me through his actions drastically changed my life.
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