Aboard Space Shuttle Discovery, at age 77, United States Senator John Glenn became the oldest person, to date, to go into space. This was the second flight for John Glenn.
This was the 92nd Space Shuttle Mission. The mission lasted 9 days, and Discovery landed back on Earth on November 7, 1998.
The mission's objectives involved investigating life-sciences experiments, using the SpaceHab to perform these experiments on Senator Glenn.