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John Glenn death: Trailblazing US astronaut was 95
« on: Thursday, 08 December, 2016 @ 23:49:38 »
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Former astronaut John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth, has died at 95.
The ex-Marine and US Senator had been in hospital in Columbus, Ohio, for more than a week and died surrounded by his children and wife of 73 years.
Glenn is best known for circling the earth in 1962 aboard a space capsule dubbed Friendship 7.
He was credited with restoring US pride after the Soviet Union took an early lead in manned space exploration.
Glenn is expected to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-38257445