Fifty years have passed since astronaut John Glenn first circled the earth.
It's easy for me to remember as we share a name and he launched on my 15th birthday.
I even know the time (9:47) as it was almost my birth year (1947). When I got home from school my father told me he had seen the whole thing.
Captain Terry was flying south past Cape
Canaveral in an Eastern Airline 727. When his radio informed him of the impending launch, he asked for permission to stay in the area. He then banked right and flew in a circle around the rocket as it rose into space. The passengers must have been thrilled.