Space: The New Ocean

"This is a new ocean," said President Kennedy, ''and I believe that the U.S. must sail on it." The President, still tingling from a day of thrill and suspense shared by the nation and the world, was paying tribute to Lieut. Colonel John Herschel Glenn Jr., 40, the freshly commissioned admiral of that new ocean. As the focus of a mighty team effort involving a host of fiercely dedicated men, vast technological skills and millions of dollars of the national wealth. John Glenn accomplished on his flight through the heavens—which he laconically...

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