“I’m not interested in my legacy. I made up a word: ‘live-acy.’ I’m more interested in living.”

Space suit clad John Glenn poses for a portrait in 1959.

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John Glenn practices, in a full flightsuit, in a mock Project Mercury space capsule at the Langley Research Center, Virginia, 1959.

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John Glenn strapped into a centrifuge during a simulated space flight in 1962.

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