The Life of Astronaut John Glenn

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John Glenn looks into a Celestial Training Device globe at the Aeromedical Laboratory at Cap Canveral, Florida, in this February 1962 photo provided by NASA.
This undated photo made available by NASA shows astronaut John Glenn in his Mercury flight suit. Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth who later spent 24 years representing Ohio in the Senate, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, at the age of 95.
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NASA's Mercury astronaut, John Glenn, sits inside a training capsule, Jan. 11, 1961, in preparation for a manned space flight.
Astronaut John Glenn is seen waving to crowds with his wife, Annie, and Vice President Lyndon Johnson at right, during a ticker tape parade in honor of his successful 3-orbital space flight around the earth, in New York, March 1, 1962.
Vice-President Nelson Rockefeller, left, swears in Sen. John Glenn (D-Ohio) in this re-enactment at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 1975. Glenn's wife Anna stands at center.
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Former astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn (D-Ohio) walks past the Space Shuttle Discovery during an event at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum on April 19, 2012, in Chantilly, Virginia.
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Former astronaut and former U.S. Sen. John Glenn (D-Ohio) is presented with a Presidential Medal of Freedom by U.S. President Barack Obama during an East Room event May 29, 2012 at the White House in Washington, DC. The Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, is presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.
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Astronaut and former Ohio Senator John Glenn talks to members of the media prior to the game between the Cleveland Indians and the New York Yankees at Progressive Field on August 26, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio.
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