FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 1, 1998 image made from video, astronaut John Glenn, left, retrieves a paper airplane for pilot Steven Lindsey, foreground right, in the space shuttle Discovery's middeck. Astronaut Stephen Robinson, background right, and Japanese astronaut Chiaki Mukai look over paper work in the background. Glenn died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, at the age of 95. (AP Photo/NASA, File)

Gallery: The life of John Glenn

John Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth made him an all-American hero and propelled him to a long caree…