John Glenn flew 59 combat missions in World War II and 90 more as a Marine pilot during the Korean War. He set an air speed record from Los Angeles to New York and served as a United States senator from Ohio. But Glenn is best remembered as the first American to orbit the Earth.
Remembering John Glenn
In 1998, 60 Minutes was there as John Glenn prepared to return to space 36 years after his historic first mission. Glenn died Thursday, December 9