Feature - John Glenn Estate Sale
Peter van Agtmael
On March 9th hundreds of people lined up in front of John Glenn’s former suburban Maryland home with hopes of buying mementos of the late astronaut/politician. The estate sale included items such as his Senate chair, jewelry, home/office decorations, and clothing related to his military service and 1998 space flight. Understandably, prices were set high - one of the flight jackets sold for $28,500.
A former fighter pilot, John Glenn was chosen to be one of NASA’s first seven astronauts and in 1962 he became the first American to orbit the earth. He retired from the Marine Corps in 1964 and...