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  • Photo Gallery: NASA’s Bill Ingalls photographs John Glenn in repose

    Derek RichardsonDecember 17th, 2016

    Former astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn laid in repose Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, at the Ohio Statehouse for the public to pay its respects. NASA photographer Bill Ingalls was there to photograph the event.

  • Eulogy: Marine, astronaut, senator – The life of John Glenn

    David BrownDecember 9th, 2016

    Few could ever hope to achieve in three lifetimes what John Glenn has done in one. As a father, husband, patriot, Marine test pilot, astronaut, senator, and even presidential candidate, Glenn's life has been one of drive, determination, and the willingness to meet and overcome any obstacle set before him.

  • Silent Seven: John Glenn, last Mercury astronaut, dies at 95

    Jason RhianDecember 8th, 2016

    He was the first American to ride fire to orbit – and the last of his Project Mercury brothers to pass beyond the veil. John Herschel Glenn, a NASA astronaut and former senator from Ohio, died on Dec. 8, 2016. He was 95. He leaves behind a legacy of space exploration that extends 36 years.