John Glenn, true hero, has passed on

2016 will not stop taking great ones. Yesterday, John Glenn, military aviator, test pilot, astronaut, and US senator has passed on at the venerable age of 95.

Most people will know John Glenn as the first American to circle the earth in space, but he also is famous for another achievement:

He is the oldest person to ever go into space, after flying in the space shuttle at 77 years of age.

John Glenn is survived by his wife Annie, whom he married in 1943.

 

Ad Astra, John Glenn!

 

 (July 18, 1921 – December 8, 2016)
John Glenn (July 18, 1921 – December 8, 2016)