Definition of Glenn, John in English:

Share this entry

Glenn, John

Pronunciation: /ɡlen/
(1921-), US astronaut and politician; full name John Herschel Glenn, Jr. In 1962, he became the first American to orbit the earth. An Ohio Democrat, he served four terms in the US Senate 1975–99. In 1998, in his late 70s, he joined the crew of the space shuttle Discovery in order to help study the effects of space travel on older people.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: Glenn, John

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.