For the last time: Godspeed, John Glenn

John Glenn's burial

A casket containing former astronaut John Glenn’s remains is prepared for burial at Arlington National Cemetery. (DVIDS Photo)

Almost four months after his death at the age of 95, the mortal remains of former astronaut and senator John Glenn were interred today amid Marine Corps pomp and circumstance at Arlington National Cemetery. Glenn became the first American in orbit in 1962, and the oldest human in space in 1998.

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