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50 Years after John Glenn’s Flight, These Movies are Still as Close as We’ll Get to Space!

Posted on 02/19/2012 by | Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentWhere were you? Fifty years ago this week, my whole kindergarten class gathered in Mrs. Kipp’s room to hear the news reports as John Glenn became the first American to soar into orbit (no classroom TVs in those days—a transistor radio did the job). We all sat there amazed, dreaming of the not-far-off day when we, too, would float weightless in space. And by the time Neil Armstrong walked on the moon not 10 years later, we knew there’s be …