John Glenn (1921-2016), Pioneering Aviator, Iconic Astronaut and Ohio Senator


Senator John Glen, the highly honored, pioneering aviator, iconic astronaut and politician sadly passed away on December 8, 2016 after being hospitalized at the James Cancer Center at Ohio State University. He was 95 years old. Throughout his varied career, Senator Glenn, a former marine, was first at a great many things – First to fly the Project Mercury space capsule, the first American to orbit the Earth, the oldest person to fly a space mission and the oldest living former Senator. He was also married to Annie, the love of his life, for 73 years. Ohio governor John Kasich announced the Senator’s death via Twitter.

RIP Senator Glenn. May you forever find freedom in the skies.

via The New York Times