Astronaut John Glenn Dies, Aged 95

Astronaut John Glenn Dies, Aged 95

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John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth, has died. He was 95.

One of the most decorated Americans, Glenn first flew to space in 1962, a time President John Kennedy challenged American scientists to put a man on the moon within that decade. They did in July 1969, five years and eight months after Kennedy’s assassination.

Glenn was in the Senate for 24 years from 1974.

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