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John Glenn, 1921- 2016

John Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth made him an all-American hero and propelled him to a long career in the U.S. Senate, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016. The last survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts was 95. In this Jan. 25, 2012, photo, Sen. John Glenn speaks during an interview at his office in Columbus, Ohio. Glenn, as a U.S. senator at age 77, also became the oldest person in space by orbiting Earth with six astronauts aboard shuttle Discovery in 1998.

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John Glenn, 1921- 2016