quote:Originally posted by SD-Wineaux:
RIP, John Glenn. Anyone who's familiar with how frequently the Atlas rocket was failing catastrophically in those days would understand just how brave John and the other Mercury astronauts were.
My father was an engineer who worked on the Mercury and Gemini projects.
We went to the Kennedy Space Center and he walked us through the building that was dedicated to the early space flight programs. The stories he told were pretty amazing.
The astronauts who volunteered to fly those rockets were truly heroes.
RIP John Glenn.