"Godspeed, John Glenn."
With those words, a true American hero rocketed into space fifty years ago, aboard Friendship 7. A decorated Marine pilot, he became the first American to orbit the earth, and gained a permanent place in the minds and hearts of his country.
Years later, after a lifetime spent serving his country, he returned to space in 1998 at the age of 77, the oldest man to ever fly in space. When the shuttle Discovery lifted off the pad, we once again heard the iconic words, "Godspeed, John Glenn."
Today we offer the story "Godspeed" for free, in honor of a real hero, a man who has lived a life of service and honor, and who has served his country with grace and dignity for more than half a century. This is my tribute to a man I greatly admire.
Hero worship? You bet!
Godspeed, John Glenn.
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