With John Glenn, who died last week at age 95, some famous phrases come quickly to mind. “They don’t make them like that anymore.” “The Greatest Generation. “The right stuff.”
Glenn came to be the personification of those traits when he became the first American to complete an orbit of the earth in the Friendship 7 spacecraft.
He was the last surviving member of the original Mercury Seven astronauts who were America’s space pioneers.
And look at what Jo...