American hero John Glenn is dead at the age of 95.

Glenn was an iconic astronaut, pilot, and US Senator. Glenn will forever be etched in the stars as the first American to orbit the Earth in outer space. In 1959, Glenn was selected as one of the "Mercury Seven", the first seven to pilot the Mercury spacecraft for NASA.

After his NASA career, Glenn spent 25 years as a Senator for the state of Ohio.

Today we lost a hero, and a great American.