Editor's note: This article has been changed to correct the day of the meeting featuring former NASA astronaut Tom Jones (item 3 below). He will speak at the NHCA meeting Wednesday night).
1. The Weather: Today will be mostly sunny, with a high of about 60 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a low of about 51.
2. From history.com's This Day in History: "Nearly four decades after he became the first American to orbit the Earth, Senator John Hershel Glenn, Jr., is launched into space again as a payload specialist aboard the space shuttle Discovery. At 77 years of age, Glenn was the oldest human ever to travel in space. During the nine-day mission, he served as part of a NASA study on health problems associated with aging.
"Glenn, a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps, was among the seven men chosen by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in 1959 to become America's first astronauts. A decorated pilot, he had flown nearly 150 combat missions during World War II and the Korean War. In 1957, he made the first nonstop supersonic flight across the United States, flying from Los Angeles to New York in three hours and 23 minutes."
3. Formr NASA astronaut Tom Jones will speak at the New Norwood Holabird Community Association's meeting at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 30) at the Dundalk High School main auditorium. Jones is a 1973 graduate of Kenwood High School.
Go early to catch a 6:35 p.m. screening of the IMAX film, The Dream is Alive.