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    Post Iconic astronaut and former senator John Glenn dies at 95

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    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 Thursday. The last survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts was 95.

    Glenn died at the James Cancer Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, where he was hospitalized for more than a week, said Hank Wilson, communications director for the John Glenn School of Public Affairs.

    John Herschel Glenn Jr. had two major career paths that often intersected: flying and politics, and he soared in both of them.

    Before he gained fame orbiting the world, he was a fighter pilot in two wars, and as a test pilot, he set a transcontinental speed record. He later served 24 years in the Senate from Ohio. A rare setback was a failed 1984 run for the Democratic presidential nomination.

    Even before then, Glenn flew in dangerous skies. He was a fighter pilot in World War II and Korea who flew low, got his plane riddled with bullets, flew with baseball great Ted Williams and earned macho nicknames during 149 combat missions. And as a test pilot he broke aviation records.
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    Terrible news to hear about such a great American & space pioneer. May Mr. Glenn RIP as my families prayers & thoughts are with his family & friends.
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    There aren't many of them but John Glenn was an actual true American hero with a life story that could be made into a movie
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