John Glenn

Questions for Reflection
  1. How did John Glenn's use of email during his space mission impact communication between astronauts and ground control?
  2. What were the advantages and challenges of using email as a communication tool in space during that time?
  3. How did John Glenn's email correspondence provide insights into the daily life and experiences of an astronaut in space?
  4. What were some of the specific messages or discussions exchanged through John Glenn's email, and how did they contribute to the mission's objectives or the understanding of space exploration?
  5. In what ways did John Glenn's use of email during his space mission pave the way for future advancements in communication technology and astronaut connectivity?
Photo of John Glenn for his second space flight on October 29, 1998 aboard Discovery STS-95 - History By Mail
Photo of John Glenn for his second space flight on October 29, 1998 aboard Discovery STS-95. 
Astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn sending an email to President Clinton from space.  - History By Mail
Astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn sending an email to President Clinton from space. 
President Bill Clinton sends his first email ever in 1998. - History By Mail
President Bill Clinton sends his first email ever in 1998. The email was to Senator John Glenn aboard the space shuttle Discovery