John Glenn, the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the earth, has died at age 95, officials said.
Glenn passed away Thursday, more than a week after being admitted to the Ohio State University’s James Cancer Hospital. The John Glenn College of Public Affairs at OSU made the announcement.
U.S. President Barack Obama issued a statement saying that with Glenn’s passing, “our nation has lost an icon and Michelle and I have lost a friend.” He commended Glenn for a lifetime of breaking barriers, including setting a transcontinental speed record and becoming the oldest man ever to go into space.
SOURCE: VOA NEWS ONLINE