July 18th, 2011
09:05 AM ET

Happy birthday, John Glenn

Today is John Glenn’s 90th birthday. Glenn's many accomplishments include being the first American to orbit the earth, a decorated Marine Corps veteran and a United States senator. To celebrate his birthday, Life.com published previously never-before-seen photos of Glenn during the Space Race.

Go to Life.com for more previously unpublished photos.

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