How appropriate, a guy who's last name is Space is introducing legislation to honor the first American in space.
Press ReleaseMedia Contact: Stuart Chapman
SPACE INTRODUCES LEGISLATION HONORING NEW CONCORD NATIVE JOHN GLENN, JR.’S 45TH ANNIVERSARY OF EARTH ORBIT
Resolution Highlights Former Senator’s Distinguished Achievements in Military, Government, and Space Exploration
March 16, 2007
Washington, DC -- Resolution Highlights Former Senator’s Distinguished Achievements in Military, Government, and Space Exploration -
WASHINGTON, D.C. –Congressman Zack Space (D-OH) has sponsored a House Resolution today honoring America’s foremost space pioneer, the distinguished former Senator John Glenn, Jr. on the 45th anniversary of his historic 1962 orbit of the earth.
“John Glenn is known far and wide in this country, and Ohio’s 18th Congressional District is extremely proud to be home to this great hero,” Space said. “Perhaps no American in the history of our country has enjoyed such military, aviation, and civic achievements. Senator Glenn’s 1962 flight paved the way for our robust space exploration program. In fact, without his efforts, America’s space program would not be the premier program in the world.”
“Glenn represents a generation of men who gave everything for their country and asked for nothing in return. This resolution is the very least we can do to honor this great hero.”
Glenn is a native of New Concord, Ohio, where he attended New Concord High School and later Muskingum College, earning a B.S. in Engineering.
Shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, Glenn enlisted in the Naval Aviation Cadet Program and was commissioned in the United States Marine Corps in 1943.
On February 20, 1962, Glenn flew the United States Space Program’s first manned space flight, orbiting the earth three times in approximately five hours. The historic flight was a major breakthrough for the United States space program, leading to a series of rapid advancements in space exploration.
Glenn served in the United States Senate from 1974-1999.
Space’s resolution is cosponsored by a bipartisan group of 10 members of the Ohio delegation.
The Senate has passed a similar resolution.