Senator John Glenn, Hand Over Heart

Photo: NASA/Paul E. Alers
April 19, 2012
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Photo: NASA/Paul E. Alers

Former astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn holds his hand to his heart during the playing of the National Anthem at the transfer ceremony for space shuttle Discovery, Thursday, April 19, 2012, at the Smithsonian's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va. Discovery, the first orbiter retired from NASA’s shuttle fleet, completed 39 missions, spent 365 days in space, orbited the Earth 5,830 times, and traveled 148,221,675 miles will take the place of Enterprise at the center to commemorate past achievements in space and to educate and inspire future generations of explorers at the center.