Dec. 9, 2016
Carter Offers Condolences on Death of Former Astronaut, Senator John Glenn
Defense Secretary Ash Carter praised former Marine Corps fighter pilot, astronaut and U.S. senator John Glenn for his dedication, courage and service to the nation. Glenn died Dec. 8 at age 95 in Columbus, Ohio. On Feb. 20, 1962, Glenn became the first U.S. astronaut to enter space and orbit the globe.