December 09, 2016

Sic Itur Ad Astra

War hero, test pilot, senator and the first American to orbit the Earth; John Glenn has passed away at 95.




95 is a ripe old age and he certainly lived a full life. It is terrible, however, to loose such a storied and august individual. 


What is, in some ways, more terrible still, is that, so many years after his pioneering flight,  he did not have the option of an off-planet hospice. With Senator Glenn, the last of the Mercury astronauts has passed, and we are rapidly approaching a point where no living person will have walked on the moon; a rather retrograde development.

 The total number of people off planet now is six

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