We Have a Problem
Last updated 12/15/2016 at 2pm
The past week, our country lost an icon. Unless you live in Ohio, where he was a senator, you probably knew John Glenn as the first American to orbit the earth. In 1998, he also became the oldest person ever to travel into space.
The death of this famous astronaut brings our imaginations back to the great space race of the 1950s and 60s. Many children grew up wanting to be astronauts - to blast off into space, to orbit the earth, even to walk on the moon. However, the country was gripped by fear in 1970, six years after Glenn's retirement from NASA, during the mission of Apollo 13.