John H. Glenn, Jr., training for mission STS-95

John H. Glenn, Jr., training for mission STS-95

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Caption: Payload specialist and United States senator John H. Glenn Jr. (1921-2016), training for the Space Shuttle Discovery mission STS-95. He is checking the communication system on his head gear prior to bailout training. A NASA suit expert waits to help him with his helmet. Glenn's previous space flight was in 1962, 36 years before this mission. On mission STS-95 he made history as the oldest person to travel in space. Also on the mission were: C. L. Brown (mission commander), S. W. Lindsey, S. F. Parazynski, S. K. Robinson, P. Duque and C. Naito-Mukai . The mission lasted from 29th October to 7th November 1998.

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Keywords: 1998, astronaut training, bailout, emergency escape training, glenn, glenn j., john glenn, john h., manned spaceflight, oldest man in space, shuttle astronaut, shuttle mission, space, sts-95, training

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