We are saddened by the loss of Sen. John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth. He also became a U.S. senator and later, at the age of 77 when he flew on the space shuttle, he became the oldest person to fly in space. Our deepest condolences go out to his dear wife Annie, his children, and the people who were inspired by him and loved him around the world. He was a friend, an astronaut and true American hero. Godspeed, John Glenn. Ad astra. #nasa #johnglenn #ripjohnglenn…

We are saddened by the loss of Sen. John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth. He also became a U.S. senator and later, at the age of 77 when he flew on the space shuttle, he became the oldest person to fly in space. Our deepest condolences go out to his dear wife Annie, his children, and the people who were inspired by him and loved him around the world. He was a friend, an astronaut and true American hero. Godspeed, John Glenn. Ad astra. #nasa #johnglenn #ripjohnglenn…

John Glenn, US Marines WWII, Korea, NASA Astronaut, US Senator

John Glenn, US Marines WWII, Korea, NASA Astronaut, US Senator

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John Glenn July 18, 1921 – December 8, 2016 - One of the original “Magnificent Seven” astronauts in NASA’s Mercury program, John Glenn captured the nation’s attention in 1962 when he first circumnavigated the globe and returned as a hero who had scaled heights no American had reached before.

John Glenn July 18, 1921 – December 8, 2016 - One of the original “Magnificent Seven” astronauts in NASA’s Mercury program, John Glenn captured the nation’s attention in 1962 when he first circumnavigated the globe and returned as a hero who had scaled heights no American had reached before.

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Former astronaut John Glenn the first American to orbit Earth Marine Corps fighter pilot and United States Senator has died at 95.

Former astronaut John Glenn the first American to orbit Earth Marine Corps fighter pilot and United States Senator has died at 95.

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Col. John Glenn: First American to Orbit the Earth; US senator from Ohio

Col. John Glenn: First American to Orbit the Earth; US senator from Ohio

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skunkbear:  Godspeed John Glenn.   RIP John Glenn.

skunkbear: Godspeed John Glenn. RIP John Glenn.

Col. John H. Glenn, Jr., U.S. Marine Corps 1941-65 WW II, Korean War. Corsair Fighter Pilot. Astronaught. Earned five Distinguished Flying Crosses, six Air Medals, and Congressional Space Medal of Honor. U.S. Senator (D-OH) 1974-99.

Col. John H. Glenn, Jr., U.S. Marine Corps 1941-65 WW II, Korean War. Corsair Fighter Pilot. Astronaught. Earned five Distinguished Flying Crosses, six Air Medals, and Congressional Space Medal of Honor. U.S. Senator (D-OH) 1974-99.

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This Monday will be the 50th anniversary of Astronaut John Glenn’s historic Friendship 7 flight.   On February 20, 1962, John Glenn became the first American to complete orbital flight.  In this photo, President John F. Kennedy inspects the interior of the Friendship 7 Mercury Capsule with John Glenn while touring Cape Canaveral, Florida. 2/23/62…

This Monday will be the 50th anniversary of Astronaut John Glenn’s historic Friendship 7 flight. On February 20, 1962, John Glenn became the first American to complete orbital flight. In this photo, President John F. Kennedy inspects the interior of the Friendship 7 Mercury Capsule with John Glenn while touring Cape Canaveral, Florida. 2/23/62…

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John Glenn's Mercury mission was the first American space flight around the world. #Infographic

John Glenn's Mercury mission was the first American space flight around the world. #Infographic

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John & Annie Glenn, how adorable!

John & Annie Glenn, how adorable!

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