7/18/1921 in Cambridge, Ohio, USADied:
95Cause of death:
lengthy illness Full name:
John Herschel Glenn Jr.Noted For:
One of the original seven Mercury astronauts; became the first American to orbit the Earth with his Mercury 6 flight (20 February 1962). U.S. Senator, D-OH (1975-99). Flew on the NASA space shuttle as an incumbent congressman, becoming the oldest person in space (1998).
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