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H.Con.Res. 102: Commemorating and praising the Honorable John Glenn on the 50th anniversary of his historic orbital space flight. Read More

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This resolution was introduced on Feb 16, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

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CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

Commemorating and praising the Honorable John Glenn on the 50th anniversary of his historic orbital space flight.

Whereas John Glenn's 1962 space flight aboard Friendship 7 was a pivotal moment in United States history; Whereas the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics launched Sputnik I on October 4, 1957, and the people of the United States were immediately alarmed that the Nation was no longer the world's technological leader; Whereas the United States determined that a presence in outer space was critically important to its national security during the Cold War; Whereas to meet this challenge the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) was reorganized on October 1, 1958, into the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery, and aeronautics research; Whereas John Glenn of New Concord, Ohio, joined the United States Navy Reserve as an aviation cadet following the bombing of Pearl Harbor; Whereas John Glenn was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps on March 31, 1943; Whereas John Glenn flew 59 combat missions flying the FU-4 Corsair in the South Pacific during World War II and was awarded two Distinguished Flying Crosses; Whereas John Glenn flew 63 combat missions in the F9F Panther and 27 combat missions in the F-86 Sabre in the Korean War and received two Distinguished Flying Crosses; Whereas John Glenn was assigned as a test pilot at Test Pilot School at Naval Air Station Patuxent River and on July 16,...

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Bill Summary

H.Con.Res. 102: Commemorating and praising the Honorable John Glenn on the 50th anniversary of his historic orbital space flight.

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