An American "first" was not on the list. Did not realize my significant omission until today when it was announced on the radio that this prominent citizen has departed.
- John Glenn, first American astronaut to orbit the earth.
Adding this fact on to my previous blog post about "firsts" and sharing some additional info below.
We remember American legend Sen. John Glenn. Statement from our Administrator Charles Bolden on Glenn's passing: https://t.co/xkmGSjLnOO pic.twitter.com/x63ZAvNUhm— NASA (@NASA) December 8, 2016