We Remember John Glenn: 20 Photos of His Inspiring Patriotic Life

18. This Jan. 25 2012 photo shows retired Sen. John Glenn at his office in Columbus, Ohio. It’s been 50 years since his milestone spaceflight in a Mercury capsule, and almost 14 years since his space shuttle flight and retirement from the Senate. “I’ve been very fortunate to have a lot of great experiences in my life, and I’m thankful for them,” he says.

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