John Glenn, American Hero Of The Space Age, Dies At 95

John Glenn, a freckle-faced son of Ohio who was hailed as a national hero and a symbol of the space age as the first American to orbit Earth, then became a national political figure for 24 years in the Senate, died on Thursday in Columbus, Ohio. He was 95.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/08/us/john-glenn-dies.html?_r=0