Former astronaut John Glenn had to radio in on his way thru Bangor Maine Thursday that he was having problems with his car's navigational system. The first American to orbit the earth aboard Friendship 7 in February for nearly five hours back in 1962, Glenn also flew 59 combat missions in the south Pacific during World War Two, During the Korean Conflict, the Ohio native made it thru two tours of duty returning to base from one sorti with 250 holes in his plane. This week's malfunction in his Cadillac's OnStar program stalled his return trip from Nova Scotia to the state of New Hampshire, according to the Bangor Daily News. Staff at the 24 hour navigational system directed Glenn and his wife Annie to limp into a Bangor dealership for diagnostic study of his 2006 vehicle. The Glenn's intially came to Portland Maine from their home in Washington DC to board the ferry to Nova Scotia. The national hero and test pilot of 1942-1965 was again part of space exploration aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery as payload specialist in 1998. Glen served as US Senator from 1974 to 1998 and is the oldest living person to have flown in space.
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