John Glenn is one of the most recognized names and public figures in the world, a consequence of his stature as the first American to orbit Earth. That brief event made him a legend, but Glenn’s full career spanned more than seven decades as an aviator, engineer, astronaut, businessman, U.S. Senator, public servant, and educator. Behind the legend was a man devoted to the nation, the American people, and his family – a genial and thoughtful man of good humor, faith, and eloquence. These aspects of Glenn’s life will be remembered in an intimate conversation with:
- The Honorable David Pryor, U.S. Senator from Arkansas, 1979-1997
- Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, astronaut and Lindbergh Chair in Aerospace History at the National Air and Space Museum
- Moderated by Bob Schieffer, broadcast journalist
Learn more at https://airandspace.si.edu
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The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum maintains the world’s largest and most significant collection of aviation and space artifacts, encompassing all aspects of human flight, as well as related works of art and archival materials. It operates two landmark facilities that, together, welcome more than eight million visitors a year, making it the most visited museum in the country. It also is home to the Center for Earth and Planetary Studies.