Photos of American hero John Glenn through the years
Posted: 12:52 PM, Dec 08, 2016
<p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: "Helvetica Neue", Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">John H. Glenn, Jr. - NASA Project Mercury Astronaut. In April of 1959, John Glenn was selected as a member of the first group of astronauts, the "Mercury Seven." He was joined by Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, Gus Grissom, Wally Schirra, Alan Shepard and Deke Slayton. (NASA)</span></p>
Former astronaut and US Senator John Glenn died Thursday at the age of 95.
Glenn pushed the limits of space exploration in the 1950s, becoming the first American to orbit the Earth from space. In 1998, at the age of 77, he returned to space for a second image.
An Ohio native, Glenn also served as a state Senator from 1974 to 1999. In addition, Glenn served as a pilot in both World War II and the Korean War.
Take a look at one of America's greatest pilots through the ages.