RIP John Glenn

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Old 12-08-16, 01:45 PM
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RIP John Glenn

A true American hero is dead. What a life this guy had.

I miss the days when we had heroes larger than life.
 
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Old 12-08-16, 02:35 PM
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Just think, he was of the generation that wasn't afraid of sitting on several tons of explosives and trust that it would send you into space and rely on only slightly proven technology to bring you back home safely. That reminds me. I think I'll watch The Right Stuff tonight.
 
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An american hero indeed...

RIP Mr Glenn. Thank you for your sacrifices.
 
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Old 12-08-16, 04:31 PM
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I wasn't counting because I didn't know what was yet to come, but think that this was the 5th or 6th item that I heard on the radio news on the way home this afternoon, and couldn't help but think that there was a time when this would have been headline news, at least in my country, if not the world. Yes, he had a long life, and yes, a lot of things have since changed, but it's sometimes bothersome at the speed at which we "move on", and unfortunately forget the marvels that led to the conveniences/"necessities" that we have today and the pioneers who got us where we are.
 
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Old 12-08-16, 05:22 PM
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I agree with technology advances. I heard once the computer system that controlled the first launch into space occupied rooms of space. The same technology today is in your cell phone. These guys are, and will always be HEROES.
 
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