News John Glenn, First American to Orbit the Earth, Dies at 95 By kannavida Posted on December 8, 2016 Share Tweet Share Share Email Comments READ MORE view source John Glenn, one of NASA’s first seven astronauts and the first American to orbit the Earth, has died. He was 95. Related Items: Share Tweet Share Share Email Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.