Former Astronaut, Ohio Sen. John Glenn Dies At 9505:37

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John Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth made him an all-American hero and propelled him to a long career in the U.S. Senate, died Thursday. The last survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts was 95.

Glenn died at the James Cancer Hospital in Columbus, where he was hospitalized for more than a week, said Hank Wilson, communications director for the John Glenn School of Public Affairs.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson looks back at Glenn's life and legacy with Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles (@joingles) and NPR's Russell Lewis (@NPRrussell).

This segment aired on December 8, 2016.