John Glenn: from MiG Killer to Oldest Man in Space

Maj. Glenn straddles his Chance Vought F8U-1P Crusader (Bu. No. 144608) after the first supersonic transcontinental flight on 16 July 1957. Glenn flew 2,360 miles from Naval Air Station Los Alamitos in Southern California to Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, N.Y. in just 3 hours and 23 minutes.

Author: Chris Carter

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