In November 2004, the Museum of Discovery launched an exhibit entitled SPACE AND THE PRESIDENCY. This was at the museum in conjunction with the opening of the Clinton Presidential Center. Former astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn spoke at the museum the day before the Clinton Center opened.
Senator Glenn, who was accompanied by his wife, was gracious and seemed to very much enjoy the interaction with the school children at a series of events throughout the day. He was also very accommodating with all the adults who wanted the chance to talk to a true American hero.
While he did not visit the street named after him on that visit, it is important to remember he is the name source for Little Rock’s Colonel Glenn Road. It was named in his honor after he became the first person to orbit the earth.