On This Day in 1998: John Glenn Returns to Space–Ego Trip?

On 29 October 1998, John Glenn became the oldest person to enter space as STS95/Space Shuttle Discovery hosted him as a payload specialist.

You can read our original coverage here from the archives. A few months earlier we pondered whether his trip was for scientific purposes of just a “romantic ego trip”. What did we reckon? Find out here.


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