“Fear connotes something that interferes with what you’re doing.”

I’m not a space junkie. I’m more of a fantasy person than a sci-fi person. I’ve never really seen Star Wars. I’m dazzled by the phenomena space can bring us, but I’m also aware it’s a giant vacuum ready to consume us all if it wanted to. That’s why astronauts are special people. They wander off into that vacuum and do science I can’t possibly understand.

John Glenn was an American hero. He expanded humanity’s knowledge. He saw the world in a way most of us will never see. He was truly an incredible human being.