Col. John H. Glenn, Jr., U.S. Marine Corps 1941-65 WW II, Korean War. Corsair Fighter Pilot. Astronaught. Earned five Distinguished Flying Crosses, six Air Medals, and Congressional Space Medal of Honor. U.S. Senator (D-OH) 1974-99.
Ring // In 1835 the New York paper the ‘Sun’ published a series of reports about the English astronomer Sir John Herschel who had studied the moon with his telescope and discovered poppies, deep-blue water, moon bisons, goats with one horn and even bat-like humanoids. It triggered a great fascination with this celestial body. Pearls were often incorporated into jewels because they called to mind the moon.
Sir John Herschel was an English mathematician, astronomer, chemist, and experimental photographer/inventor, who in some years also did valuable botanical work. (This photo was taken by Julia Margaret Cameron in 1867).