RIP: John Glenn

Submitted by ub on Thu, 12/08/2016 - 17:50

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…

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 12/08/2016 - 18:31


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.