John Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first

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 Dec. 8, 2016. The last survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts was 95. Newsday's obituary for John Glenn
(Credit: NASA / The Ohio State University)

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