John Glenn Passes Away At 95
John Glenn, former US Senator, Astronaut and original crew member of the “Mercury 7” has passed away.
Governor John Kasich announced his passing on Twitter.
Glenn was hospitalized for more than a week, however his condition was not disclosed.
President Obama released a statement yesterday afternoon, “When John Glenn blasted off from Cape Canaveral atop an Atlas rocket in 1962, he lifted the hopes of a nation. And when his Friendship 7 spacecraft splashed down a few hours later, the first American to orbit the Earth reminded us that with courage and a spirit of discovery, there’s no limit to the heights we can reach together.”
Glenn’s contribution to American history will forever be etched in our hearts.
Glen leaves behind his wife, Annie and two children.