from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Glenn, John Herschel, Jr. Born 1921. American astronaut and politician. On February 20, 1962, aboard Friendship 7, he became the first American to orbit the earth. He served as U.S. senator from Ohio for four consecutive terms (1974-1998). In 1998 he became the oldest person to participate in a space flight mission as a crew member of the space shuttle Discovery.

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  • proper n. A surname, variant of Glen.
  • proper n. A male given name, fairly popular in the middle of the 20th century.

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  • n. made the first orbital rocket-powered flight by a United States astronaut in 1962; later in United States Senate (1921-)


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