Tech plus 50

Tech Tuesday

Yesterday (February 20, 2012) marked the 50th anniversary of the first American to orbit the earth.   Everyone knows this.

The part of the story I hadn’t known until yesterday is my topic for this week’s Tech Tuesday. Apparently John Glenn became such a national hero for orbiting earth that NASA grounded him. They (we) didn’t want to chance losing him.

With all the technological advances since then, can you imagine the US seeking to protect someone in a similar way? What might it take now, 50 years later, to make someone such a national hero?

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