I grew up during the space era when all things came to a halt during a space launch. If you were a kid during that time sitting in a classroom the teacher would wheel in a television set and all the youngsters watched with rapt attention as the rocket lifted up into the heavens carrying our brave astronauts who set out to explore the great void of space.
Thank you, John Glenn. You were a great inspiration. Rest in peace on your final voyage into the great unknown.