20 February 2012

It was 50 years ago today that John Glenn circles the earth...

...in his space capsule, Friendship 7.  Below is the recording (45 rpm!) that came with the G. I. Joe Mercury capsule! 

I still have my record, though not the capsule or the spacesuit or the G. I. Joe.

And, also in John Glenn's honor, here's my favorite Elvis Costello reference to presidential candidate Senator Glenn from "Peace in Our Time" of 1984's Goodbye Cruel World:

And the heavyweight champion fights in the
International Propaganda Star Wars
There's already one spaceman in the White House;
What do you want another one for?

Godspeed, John Glenn!

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