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John Glenn during news conference announcing he'd go back in space, 1998

Alongside a photo of his earlier space mission, Sen. John Glenn, D-Ohio, gestures during a news conference at NASA headquarters in Washington Friday, Jan. 16, 1998, where it was announced that NASA would rocket Glenn, 76, back into space. Glenn, who became the first American to orit the Earth...

Ron Edmonds, The Associated Press