Interment ceremony held at Arlington National Cemetery for John Glenn

Posted at 10:23 AM, Apr 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-06 11:24:42-04

STS-95 crew member, astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn. Glenn was the first American to orbit the earth and returned to space in 1998 aboard a Space Shuttle flight.

ARLINGTON – Former astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn is being interred at Arlington National Cemetery on Thursday.

Glenn died on December 8 at age 95 after being hospitalized at The James Cancer Hospital at The Ohio State University.

He became the first American to orbit the Earth in 1962.

At 77, he became the oldest person to ever travel in space. Glenn was a payload specialist aboard the space shuttle Discovery for a nine-day mission in 1998.


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