How ironic that just a couple weeks ago we learned about John Glenn, the first American man to orbit the earth, circling it three times before coming back down to terra firma.
Glenn, who went on to become a senator for Ohio after he retired from the space program, died just a few days ago, on December 8. He had gone back into space during his time as senator in 1998.
Rest in peace, John Glenn. Thanks for showing America what it meant to have The Right Stuff.