According to ABC News, former "Magnificent Seven" astronaut John Herschel Glenn Jr., one of NASA's shining lights of the Mercury program, first American in orbit and four-term senator from Ohio, has passed away at the age of 95.
Glenn was best known as one of NASA's best and most recognized astronauts and was a proponent of STEM programs long before they were given the acronym. At the age of 77, he returned to space on the Space Shuttle Discovery following his final term as senator.
BREAKING: John Glenn, former NASA astronaut and U.S. Senator for Ohio, has died at the age of 95, Ohio Gov. says. https://t.co/TpQv1O4jUF— ABC News (@ABC News) 1481228757.0
America was lucky to claim a man with the right stuff.