Astronaut and US Senator John Glenn has died at 95

American politician and former astronaut Senator John Glenn as he smiles at Birmingham Municipal Airport, Birmingham, Alabama, March 14, 1984

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American politician and former astronaut Senator John Glenn as he smiles at Birmingham Municipal Airport, Birmingham, Alabama, March 14, 1984

When he was 77, Glenn returned to space on the Discovery shuttle. That trip made him the oldest person to make such a voyage.

In 2011, Glenn received the Congressional Gold Medal, America’s highest civilian honor.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich said in a statement, “John Glenn is, and always will be, Ohio’s ultimate hometown hero, and his passing today is an occasion for all of us to grieve.”

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