John Glenn has passed away at the age of 95. RIP to an American hero.
Glenn, one of the members of the Mercury Seven was the first American to orbit the Earth. In addition to that, he was a veteran of both World War 2 and the Korean War. Later in life, Glenn served in the US Senate and in 1998 at the age of 77 became the oldest person to go into space as a member of the shuttle Discovery.