Nation: Space: The Man

In his flight across the heavens, John Glenn was a latter-day Apollo, flashing through the unknown, sending his cool observations and random comments to the earth in radio thunderbolts, acting as though orbiting the earth were his everyday occupation. Back on earth, Glenn seemed to be quite a different fellow—an enormously appealing man, to be sure, but as normal as blueberry pie. He had an engaging, small-town charm, a sturdy character that was etched in the lines on his face, an attractive family, and a deep faith...

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