Sen. John Glenn, the space hero of the '60s, is now being considered for one of America's great symbols of achievement: the Wheaties box.

A group of Ohio lawmakers wrote General Mills last week asking the company to put Glenn on their famous cereal box when the Ohio Democrat returns in late October from a space shuttle mission that will make him the oldest man ever in space."Now, we realize that the cover of the Wheaties box is reserved for sports icons," the letter said, but "he certainly has the heart, dedication and mental and physical toughness of the best-conditioned athletes in the world."