The Last Member Of The Original Mercury Astronauts Has Slipped The Surly Bonds Of Earth

John Glenn, America’s first astronaut to orbit the Earth and later a Senator from Ohio, passed away today at the age of 95.

Official U.S. Senate portrait of John Glenn, 1990s.
Official U.S. Senate portrait of John Glenn, 1990s.

I found this version of the poem “High Flight” and thought it was a fitting tribute. – Bill West

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