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Glenn

[ glen ]
/ glɛn /
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noun

John (Herschel, Jr.), 1921–2016, U.S. astronaut and politician: first U.S. orbital space flight 1962; U.S. senator 1975–99.
a male or female given name.

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Glenn
/ (ɡlɛn) /

noun

John. born 1921, US astronaut and politician. The first American to orbit the earth (Feb, 1962), he later became a senator (1975–99) and in 1998 returned to space at the age of 77
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