RIP: John Glenn

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A US hero is dead at 95. John Herschel Glenn, Jr. was an astronaut and a former US senator from Ohio. He died at a Columbus hospital today. He was the first American to Orbit the Earth and then went on to serve as a four-term US Senator.

John Glenn, the 1st American to orbit Earth, has died at 95 http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/3d281c11a96b4ad082fe88aa0db04305/Article...

BBC News - John Glenn death: Trailblazing US astronaut was 95 http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-38257445

John Glenn, all-American badass astronaut, dies at 95 http://mashable.com/2016/12/08/astronaut-john-glenn-dies-american-hero/#...

Former U.S. astronaut, Senator John Glenn dies in Ohio at 95 http://reut.rs/2ggVoXg via @Reuters

Iconic astronaut, former senator John Glenn dies at 95 http://upi.com/6466756t via @upi

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He was captured inside a spaceship...

One of the things that made John Glenn the ultimate all-American hero https://yhoo.it/2gJ4iZH pic.twitter.com/SOWhQNqrNW

No more heroes...

All seven original Project Mercury astronauts are gone. The death of John H. Glenn, Jr. is a sad moment fro America. Godspeed Colonel Glenn, you risked it all in 1962 with your three of seven orbits in space. You were an American superhero.