John Herschel Glenn Jr.
Decorated fighter pilot and distinguished aviator, engineer, astronaut and United States Senator from Ohio.
In 1962 Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth, circling three times and made history a second time in 1998, when he flew aboard the shuttle Discovery to become the oldest person to fly in space.
18 Jul 1921 – 8 Dec 2016
“There is still no cure for the common birthday.”