There is still no cure for the common birthday.

-John Glenn
John Glenn

largely an opportunity lost.

John Glenn
We used to joke about canned men, putting people in a can and seeing how far you can send them and bring them back. That's not the purpose of this program... Space is a laboratory, and we go into it to work and learn the new.
John Glenn

What this does is create such cynicism and doubt about our whole political system that's it's a dangerous thing for the future, ... That's the reason why I wanted to take the broadest possible look at this thing.

John Glenn
A little different trip this time,
John Glenn

Let me castigate the press a moment here. Too often you get into the human aspects of this and you don't get into the scientific stuff that gets into everybody's house all over this country.

John Glenn
I think we have the opportunity here of doing some great things for this country, ... I think through the years, over the past dozen years or so, the pernicious influence of money in political campaigns has become just intolerable. I think we have to correct it and these hearings are going to be the most definitive set of hearings to lay the informational base to really do a good campaign finance reform.
John Glenn

I don't know what you could say about a day in which you have seen four beautiful sunsets.

John Glenn
I just wish that every flight got the kind of attention we used to get in the Mercury days,
John Glenn

If there is one thing I’ve learned in my years on this planet, it’s that the happiest and most fulfilled people I’ve known are those who devoted themselves to something bigger and more profound than merely their own self interest.

John Glenn
What comprises relaxation here is really standing on your head and looking at things from a different direction or putting balls of water out to just float right in front of you,