John Glenn, astronaut and senator, to lie in state in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — John Glenn will lie in state in Ohio's capitol building before a celebration of his life of military and government service and two history-making voyages into space.

  • Written by DAN SEWELL, Associated Press ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press

John Glenn, the 1st American to orbit Earth, dies at age 95

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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.

  • Written by SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer