John Glenn has passed away at age 95.
Glenn was the first American to orbit the Earth, on the Friendship 7 space capsule in 1962. That accomplishment put the United States on equal footing with Russia in the space race.
He also served for 25 years as a Democratic senator and was a decorated Marine Corps fighter pilot in World War II and the Korean War.
RIP to an American legend.
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