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    John Glenn....the final trip to the stars.....dead at 95~

    John Glenn, the first American to orbit the earth has passed away at age 95.

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    The first American to orbit the Earth has died. John Glenn was the last surviving member of the original Mercury astronauts. He would later have a long political career as a U.S. senator, but that didn't stop his pioneering ways.

    Talk about being a pioneer, imagine the confidence and having the extra large Huevos to be the first guy to strap yourself to some "fireworks" and say "light the fuse"?

    RIP to an American Hero-



    Full story here- http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-w...rth-dies-at-95

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    Sorry to hear of his passing. He definitely had the right stuff...
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    Cool

    God speed, John Glenn.

    Footnote: Be sure to consider seeing "Hidden Figures" - released next month in theaters!

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    God gave him to us for awhile.....Now he is truly in the heavens...............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    Talk about being a pioneer, imagine the confidence and having the extra large Huevos to be the first guy to strap yourself to some "fireworks" and say "light the fuse"?
    And those fireworks were designed with, and used, less computing power than most of us carry around in our cell phones today. Maybe slide rules were better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jek_ict View Post
    And those fireworks were designed with, and used, less computing power than most of us carry around in our cell phones today. Maybe slide rules were better.
    Today, we expect the computational results to provide direction from multi-dimensional range of alternatives. In the past, we used analytical solutions to determine direction then employed computations to get refined answers along the path to the final design.

    In summary, today we have no direction because we don't know which computational result will yield the best design.
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    I think it was Alan Shepard who, in response to being asked by a reporter what he thought about while inside the capsule atop the Redstone rocket said, "the fact that every part of this ship was built by the low bidder".

    I imagine all the original astronauts adopted a fatalistic approach to what they did and were surprised they all made it thru the Mercury program.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 36654 View Post
    Today, we expect the computational results to provide direction from multi-dimensional range of alternatives. In the past, we used analytical solutions to determine direction then employed computations to get refined answers along the path to the final design.

    In summary, today we have no direction because we don't know which computational result will yield the best design.
    Any chance we could just celebrate his life and not turn things into an philosophical "Google-a-thon"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    Any chance we could just celebrate his life and not turn things into an philosophical "Google-a-thon"?
    TIA.
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    You celebrate his life by realizing that an engineer and veteran pilot agreed to sit on top of a column energy and engineering that was developed within 30-yrs of his mission. These guys weren't a group of risk takers. They were members of the engineering team that put us on the moon.
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    John Glenn

    Godspeed Col. Glenn. Always an inspiration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 36654 View Post
    You celebrate his life by realizing that an engineer and veteran pilot agreed to sit on top of a column energy and engineering that was developed within 30-yrs of his mission. These guys weren't a group of risk takers. They were members of the engineering team that put us on the moon.
    Too bad, I was hoping.
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    Two parades I remember going to in D.C. were John Glenn's and Kennedy's funeral procession.
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    He had a good, long life.

    Sitting on top of that rocket took a lot of courage.

    Earlier, he had been a fighter pilot in Korea and shot down 3 Migs.

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    No long tribute , sad words , epitaph....Just to say, I always liked, admired, respected Col / Sen Glenn....I think the world will be lacking without him...........Godspeed John Glenn.
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