John Glenn: America's Astronaut

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In February 1962, he became the first American to orbit the Earth. Since then John Herschel Glenn Jr. has stood in the popular imagination as a quintessentially American hero. In John Glenn: America's Astronaut, a special edition e-book featuring 45 stunning photographs as well as a video, Chaikin explores Glenn's path to greatness. John Glenn features new details on Glenn's selection as an astronaut in 1959, newly synchronized onboard film and audio of Glenn's harrowing reentry from orbit on his 1962 Mercury mission, rarely seen images of Glenn in orbit and from the John Glenn archives at Ohio State University, as well as new, touching reminiscenes of Glenn's 1998 return to space from his Space Shuttle crewmates. Glenn is the embodiment of the history of human spaceflight and the indefatigable American spirit, and John Glenn: America's Astronaut is his amazing story.

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Andrew Chaikin
ANDREW CHAIKIN is an award-winning science journalist and historian. He is the author of Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts, which is considered the definitive account of the Apollo missions and the basis for the HBO miniseries From the Earth to the Moon featuring Tom Hanks. He is also a longtime contributor to the Smithsonian's Air & Space magazine.

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