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John Glenn Memories: Astronauts & More Mourn American Icon on Twitter

John Glenn, the first American astronaut to orbit Earth and a former U.S. senator, died today in a hospital in Ohio, his home state. Friends and fans of the late astronaut, including fellow astronauts, scientists, politicians and other dignitaries, shared their condolences on social media. Here are some of the most poignant remembrances.

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Email Hanneke Weitering at hweitering@space.com or follow her @hannekescience. Follow us @Spacedotcom, Facebook and Google+. Original article on Space.com.

Hanneke Weitering

SPACE.COM ASSOCIATE EDITOR — Hanneke joined the team at Space.com in August 2016 as a staff writer and producer. She has previously written for Scholastic, MedPage Today, Scienceline and Oak Ridge National Lab. After studying physics at the University of Tennessee in her home town of Knoxville, she earned her graduate degree in Science, Health and Environmental Reporting (SHERP) from New York University. 

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