Friday, February 20, 2009

Orbiting Around & Around - the First


On this day in history in 1962 John Glenn was the first American to orbit the Earth. Later John became a U.S. senator representing Ohio. And later he became the oldest person to go into space…. Which I think he still holds that record.

The first nation to have a man-made satellite to orbit around the Earth (in 1957) was Russian with their little basketball looking thing they called Sputnik.

Well, ♫La Te Da♪.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Si's blog said...

Graduated from the Naval Academy in '58. Remember all of that. It did give us a lot of benefits. Maybe not our money's worth.

But in a series of lost wars, we did win the Cold War!

8:06 AM  
Blogger ET said...

Si,
That is like saying "we were more snooty."

9:39 AM  
Blogger Si's blog said...

We did something we could not do today. We had a more stable and productive economy that they could not keep up with. Including the Space Race.

11:03 AM  

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