Posts tagged John Glenn
1:50 pm - Wednesday, Aug 14, 2013
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Reinventing the area on the west bank of the Scioto River into a vibrant educational, cultural, residential and retail district is the goal of a multiyear redevelopment plan announced yesterday.

Chief among the proposed changes is razing and rebuilding Veterans Memorial into a glass-and-steel structure housing a museum and an open-air amphitheater intended to honor the sacrifice of Ohio military veterans.

The plan also includes the creation of a Downtown Columbus Zoo attraction, a new neighborhood of 1,200 residential units above first-floor retail spaces, and a park similar to Columbus Commons built above an underground parking garage.

12:33 pm - Friday, Apr 20, 2012
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From the new Dispatch editorial cartoonist, Nate Beeler…

From the new Dispatch editorial cartoonist, Nate Beeler…

1:12 pm - Monday, Feb 20, 2012
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John Glenn’s Friendship 7 flight took less than five hours, but the lessons NASA learned that day continue to propel the agency forward today.
Back then, in 1962, the U.S. was falling behind in the space race. And though NASA had sent humans into space, they still had questions about sending one around Earth. 
"We didn’t know what an extended period of microgravity would do to a person,"said Bill Barry, NASA’s chief historian.
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John Glenn’s Friendship 7 flight took less than five hours, but the lessons NASA learned that day continue to propel the agency forward today.

Back then, in 1962, the U.S. was falling behind in the space race. And though NASA had sent humans into space, they still had questions about sending one around Earth. 

"We didn’t know what an extended period of microgravity would do to a person,"said Bill Barry, NASA’s chief historian.

(View larger version of graphic here)

12:12 pm
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As declared earlier this year, today is John Glenn Friendship 7 Day!
We put together lots of photos, stories and graphics to commemorate the day, 50 years ago today, that John Glenn became the first human to orbit the Earth. Check it out!

As declared earlier this year, today is John Glenn Friendship 7 Day!

We put together lots of photos, stories and graphics to commemorate the day, 50 years ago today, that John Glenn became the first human to orbit the Earth. Check it out!

2:36 pm - Tuesday, Feb 14, 2012
Columbus, our state’s capital city, leads the way in representing the interests of Ohio, the most-diverse state in the union — a rich tapestry of people, geography and economic interests. Columbus became a town 200 years ago as a pathway to the West but quickly found other paths to explore with a spreading leadership in agriculture, research, science, technology, education, business and industry. Those paths flourish today and provide a bright and promising future … For Columbus, truly, ‘the past is prologue.’ 
John Glenn, former U.S. senator and first American to orbit the Earth, on what makes Columbus great.
2:30 pm - Friday, Jan 20, 2012
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In Ohio, Feb. 20 is now “John Glenn Friendship 7 Day.”
Above: Ohio Governor John Kasich laughs with John Glenn during a ceremony declaring a day to honor the former astronaut and senator. Photo by Dispatch photographer Fred Squillante

In Ohio, Feb. 20 is now “John Glenn Friendship 7 Day.”

Above: Ohio Governor John Kasich laughs with John Glenn during a ceremony declaring a day to honor the former astronaut and senator. Photo by Dispatch photographer Fred Squillante

11:00 am - Monday, Jan 9, 2012
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Start a question to former U.S. Sen. John Glenn by saying, “You’ve lived such a historic life,” and you’ll be interrupted and mildly admonished.

"Let’s change the tense of that — are living,” Glenn said with his eye-crinkling smile. “Don’t put it in the past tense.”

Read our story about the amazing life of astronaut, senator and native Ohioan John Glenn (who definitely is still alive and has only just begun to slow down a bit).

Bonus: Being a longtime Ohio hero earns you a large chunk of photos in our archive

10:06 am - Wednesday, Nov 16, 2011
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Ohioans Neil Armstrong (left) and John Glenn will receive Congressional Gold Medals today. Armstrong’s Apollo 11 crewmates Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Michael Collins also will be honored.

Fellow Ohioan and House Speaker John Boehner said the medal represents Congress’ highest expression of national appreciation for distinguished achievements and contributions.

"Given the magnitude of each of their individual contributions to America and spaceflight, awarding them the Gold Medal will be a great way to honor their tremendous accomplishments,” he said.

5:33 pm - Wednesday, Jul 27, 2011
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Astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn, right, takes a ride on the Giant Slide at the 1970 Ohio State Fair with John J. Gilligan, who was the Democratic candidate for Ohio governor at the time.

Astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn, right, takes a ride on the Giant Slide at the 1970 Ohio State Fair with John J. Gilligan, who was the Democratic candidate for Ohio governor at the time.

12:48 pm - Monday, Jul 18, 2011
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Happy 90th birthday, John Glenn!
(Columbus Dispatch shown above is from Feb. 20, 1962)

Happy 90th birthday, John Glenn!

(Columbus Dispatch shown above is from Feb. 20, 1962)

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