Astronaut and politician John Glenn died at the age of 95 years.
In a hospital in Columbus (Ohio) died 95-year-old John Glenn entered the history of Astronautics as the first American who has committed an orbital space flight.
His death was reported by local newspaper the Columbus Dispatch.
Farewell to Glenn will be held tomorrow at the University of Ohio. He will be buried at Arlington national cemetery in Washington, the date of the ceremony has not yet been determined.
On the eve of cosmonautics veteran was hospitalized due to a sharp deterioration.
20 Feb Glenn made three orbits around the Earth on the ship Mercury-Atlas-6. Thus he became the third person in the world after the Russians, Yuri Gagarin and German Titov who did it.
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