TODAY   |  February 03, 2014

Naval ship named after astronaut John Glenn

The first American to orbit the Earth christened the United States Navy ship John Glenn this weekend. The ship can be used for amphibious assaults or humanitarian missions.

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>>> the first american to orbit the earth joined his daughter to christen the u.s. naval ship " john glenn " in san diego . the astronaut and pilot said he was proud to have his name on the ship which could be used for amphibious assault. good name for a ship, as well.