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    John Glenn, Space Pioneer, Dies aged 95

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    Former astronaut John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth, has died aged 95.

    The former Marine and US Senator is best known for circling the earth in 1962 aboard a space capsule dubbed Friendship 7.

    Glenn had been in hospital in Columbus, Ohio, for more than a week and died surrounded by his children and wife of 73 years.

    BBC News

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    RIP Glenn, had one of my dream jobs.

    Rest In Peace Glenn

    Snakeyes646

    RIP Glenn, had one of my dream jobs.



    Me too -

    RIP to a brave man......I would have peed my pants in those early missions to space X)


    Wow. Marine, Pioneering Astronaut, Senator. A life lived, and one to be admired and remembered.

    I honour you for achieving what most of us wouldn't dare to do God Bless

    RIP John

    RIP

    The list of famous people dying this year just goes on and on
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