John Glenn, America's first man-in-space, is in the hospital at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas, after a fall that caused injuries damaging hi sense of balance.
Air Force medical plane taxiing to a stop
Cutaway - Photographers waiting as ramp being moved over to plane
Plane's rudder showing Red Cross symbol
Medical assistants carry Glenn on stretcher down ramp and place him in ambulance.
Pan shot follows ambulance from stretcher - ambulance driven away
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Background: John Glenn, America's first man-in-space, is in the hospital at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas, after a fall that caused injuries damaging hi sense of balance.
Glenn, who is resigning his commission as a colonel in the Marine Corps and retiring from the U.S space program to enter politics, fell in the bathroom of his home at Columbus, Ohio, and struck the left side of his head on the bathtub. The blow damaged the delicate mechanism in the inner ear that regulates the human sense of balance.
Glenn was taken to Lackland Friday night (6 March) which is the medical center for America's Astronauts, in an Air Force plane. He was carried off strapped to a stretcher.
Doctors said there was no indication the damage would be permanent. But Glenn faces a fight for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate from Ohio with the incumbent Senator, Stephen Young, and the injury could interfere with his campaign. He began a battery of diagnostic tests on Monday (9 March).