John H. Glenn Jr. was the primary American to orbit the Earth in 1962 and in 1998 at 77, turned into the most oldest man in space, passed on Dec. 8 at a doctor’s facility in Columbus, Ohio. Mr. Glenn, who in his post-NASA vocation served four terms as a U.S. senator from Ohio, was 95.
We are saddened by the loss of Sen. John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth. A true American hero. Godspeed, John Glenn. Ad astra. pic.twitter.com/89idi9r1NB
— NASA (@NASA) December 8, 2016
Glenn had been hospitalized at the Ohio State University James Cancer Center. Glenn had a stroke after heart-valve substitution surgery in 2014, however the Details of his disease were not unveiled.
Mr. Glenn was one of the seven unique space explorers in NASA’s Mercury program, which was a prominent image of the nation’s military and innovative may at the tallness of the Cold War. Mr. Glenn was the last survivor of the Mercury Seven.
John Hershel Glenn was born July 18, 1921, in Cambridge, Ohio. He earned a four year certification in scientific studies degree in designing from Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio, and was authorized in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1943. Flying F-4U warriors, Glenn finished 59 battle missions in the Pacific theater of operations amid World War 2.