Excerpt from Fox News
John Glenn, the all-American astronaut and senator who rocketed into history on flights 36 years apart as the first American to orbit the Earth and the oldest person in space, died Thursday at age 95.
"We are saddened by the loss of Sen. John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth. A true American hero. Godspeed, John Glenn," NASA tweeted immediately after his death was anounced.
Glenn died at the James Cancer Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, where he was hospitalized for more than a week.