Story and photos courtesy of Frank Capri, photojournalist and cosmologist, www.frankcapri.com
Sen. John Glenn (Ohio), was the third man in space and the first American to orbit the Earth. He is the only astronaut to have flown in both the Mercury and Space Shuttle programs. His flight on the Space Shuttle Discovery in 1998 was at the age of 77!
The space program continues to be heavily reliant upon robotics for the exploration of the planets and beyond. Sen. John Glenn, who I recently interviewed at the Air & Space Museum in Washington, DC, offered a bit of advice for readers of Robot who aspire to work for an organization like NASA: “Two top priorities for the future in America, in my opinion, should be education and ingenuity.”
On a lighter side, Sen. Glenn has been quoted on the subject of our technological advances:
“There is still no cure for the common birthday.”