Godspeed, John Glenn

John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, passed away Dec. 8, 2016, at age 95. His pioneering space travel inspired many young astronomers and physicists to learn more about the mysteries of the universe, including many faculty members in the U’s Department of Physics and Astronomy. Media interested in speaking to faculty about Glenn’s contributions to space travel and research and his role in inspiring young people to explore the universe, should contact Zheng Zheng, associate professor who saw Glenn speak when he was a doctoral student; and Ben Bromley, department chair of physics and astronomy.
Zheng Zheng | zhengzheng@astro.utah.edu
Ben Bromley |