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NASA Office of Aero-Space Technology, 1998. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. 19.  pages. Illustrations. Cover has slight wear and soiling. Foreedge seal was broken for cataloging purposes. Mailing information and ink notation on back cover. John Herschel Glenn Jr. (July 18, 1921 – December 8, 2016) was a United States Marine Corps aviator, engineer, astronaut, businessman, and politician. He was the first American to orbit the Earth, circling it three times in 1962. Following his retirement from NASA, he served from 1974 to 1999 as a Democratic United States Senator from Ohio. Before joining NASA, Glenn was a distinguished fighter pilot in World War II, China and Korea. He shot down three MiG-15s, and was awarded six Distinguished Flying Crosses and eighteen Air Medals. In 1957, he made the first supersonic transcontinental flight across the United States. His on-board camera took the first continuous, panoramic photograph of the United States. This is one of the least known and thus rarest of John Glenn memorabilia.