Thousands to attend American space legend John Glenn's memorial

Visitors to the National Air and Space Museum walk past a tribute to former US astronaut and senator John Glenn, the first American to orbit the earthThousands were expected to gather Saturday in Ohio for a memorial service to pay tribute to American space legend John Glenn, who died last week at the age of 95. Glenn was also the first senior citizen to venture into space, and became a symbol of America’s pioneering spirit and strength, drawing admirers from all walks of life over a long career in the US military, in the space program, and in the US Senate. The public memorial was to be held on the campus of Ohio State University in the state capital Columbus, where the former astronaut taught during the latter part of his life at the college of public affairs which bears his name.

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