John Glenn

  • Navy christens ship named for astronaut John Glenn

    2/1/14 3:37 PM

    The military is christening a Navy logistics ship in honor of John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth and a former U.S. Senator from Ohio. The 785-foot USNS John Glenn is a Mobile Landing Platform ship - a new type of amphibious staging and assault vessel.

  • John Glenn 50th anniversary marks half-century since first orbit

    2/20/12 9:38 AM Comment

    John Glenn plans to mark the 50th anniversary of his historic spaceflight with a series of events Monday to commemorate a half-century since he became the first American to orbit the Earth.