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John Hershel Glenn Jr. (1921-2016) was made history by becoming the first American to orbit the Earth circling it three times. He was an American aviator, engineer, astronaut from Ohio. He was an eminent fighter pilot in World War II and Korea with 5 Distinguished Flying Crosses and 18 clusters. Glenn was part of the ..
Topics: Astronauts • Civil awards and decorations of the United States • Current Affairs – January, 2014 • Distinguished Flying Cross • In spaceflight • John Glenn • Mercury Seven • NASA • NASA Astronaut Corps • Project Mercury • Wendy B. Lawrence
Comedian Ellen DeGeneres was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which is America’s highest civilian honour. President Obama honoured 21 people with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in the White House including actors, performers, scientists, athletes, among others. The prominent awardees were actors Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro, Robert Redford and Cicely Tyson, musicians Bruce Springsteen and Diana Ross, Philanthropists ..
Topics: Actors • American people of German descent • Awards • Bruce Springsteen • Civil awards and decorations of the United States • Ellen DeGeneres • Entertainers • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar • Presidential Medal of Freedom • Robert De Niro • Robert Redford • Tom Hanks
Neil Armstrong, the first human being to walk on the moon passed away. He was the commander of the NASA’s Apollo 11 space flight on July 20, 1969. Armstrong’s second and last spaceflight was as mission commander of the Apollo 11 moon landing mission on July 20, 1969. On this mission, Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin descended to the lunar surface ..
Topics: American people of German descent • Apollo 11 • Apollo program • Buzz Aldrin • Civil awards and decorations of the United States • In spaceflight • Little West • Moon landing • Neil Armstrong • Spaceflight • Tranquility Base