John Glenn's trailblazing legacy took flight Tuesday as a cargo ship bearing his name rocketed toward the International Space Station.
Buzz Aldrin was discharged from a New Zealand hospital on Friday and appeared to be heading home, a week after he was evacuated from the South Pole for medical reasons.
Emma Morano, humanity's last known survivor of the 19th century, turned 117 Tuesday, got dressed up and asked "does my hair look all right?" before having her photograph taken.
Adventurer Sir Ranulph Fiennes on Sunday said his bid for the world's first Antarctic winter crossing, with no option of rescue, was a trip into the unknown despite his multiple record expeditions.
The name still resonates and generates goose bumps like few others in the world of spaceflight. John Glenn.