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FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2012, file photo, U.S. Sen. John Glenn talks with astronauts on the International Space Station via satellite in Columbus, Ohio. The airport was named in honor of the astronaut and former U.S. senator in June 2016. The 95-year-old Ohio native was the first American to orbit the earth. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

In 1999, John Glenn, the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth, spoke with WGN Radio’s Spike O’Dell about his memoir. Glenn, who served four terms as a U.S. Senator and returned to space at age 77, died today at the age of 95.