First American who orbited the Earth dies, Ohio University honors his legacy

A NASA astronaut John Glenn, who became the first American to orbit the Earth, died on Thursday at the age of 95.He orbited the Earth three times in four hours and 56 minutes in 1962 creating the history. As per the sources, Glenn was not well for a week or so and consequently admitted to the hospital in Ohio where he took his last breathe. He belonged to the very first group of astronauts, The Mercury Seven, declared by NASA. He was the last person from the group to die. On Thursday, Ohio State University honored Glenn for he founded the John Glenn college of Public Affairs as a legacy for the university.

December 26th, 2016 / Category : University