Today marks the one-year anniversary of the death of John Glenn. To honor his life, we have selected several clips from his oral histories that capture important moments in his life and in history. To read and listen to all oral histories visit the oral history page on our website. For more information on John Glenn, view his finding aid.
John Glenn on his time in the military:
John Glenn on why he volunteered to be a test pilot in the space program:
John Glenn on the Space Race:
John Glenn on the naming of the Friendship 7:
John Glenn on his first view of Earth from space:
John Glenn on why he ran for President: