John Glenn, American astronaut and senator, first American to go into orbit (b. 1921) died on December 08, 2016.

John Herschel Glenn Jr. was an American Marine Corps aviator, engineer, astronaut, businessman, and politician. He was the third American in space, and the first American to orbit the Earth, circling it three times in 1962. Following his retirement from NASA, he served from 1974 to 1999 as a Democratic United States Senator from Ohio; in 1998, he flew into space again at age 77.

John Glenn, American astronaut and senator, first American to go into orbit (b. 1921) died on December 08, 2016.

December 8, 2016

John Glenn, American astronaut and senator, first American to go into orbit (b. 1921) died on December 08, 2016.

John Herschel Glenn Jr. was an American Marine Corps aviator, engineer, astronaut, businessman, and politician. He was the third American in space, and the first American to orbit the Earth, circling it three times in 1962. Following his retirement from NASA, he served from 1974 to 1999 as a Democratic United States Senator from Ohio; in 1998, he flew into space again at age 77.