Space Ace John Glenn Escapes Death

Published on: June 12, 2014
Photography by: Corbis
Space Ace John Glenn Escapes Death

America's ace of space, JOHN GLENN, 92, has emergency heart surgery.

The first American to successfully orbit the Earth and former U.S. senator American to orbit the Earth, underwent successful heart surgery last month, The ENQUIRER learned.

The former Marine Corps pilot who made, made history when he was launched into orbit on February 20, 1962 is the last surviving member of "Mercury 7" astronauts is said to be doing “A-OK.”

Glenn, 92, had a heart valve replaced at Cleveland Clinic, according to Hank Wilson, director of communications at the John Glenn School of Public Affairs at Ohio State University.

"He's in great shape," Wilson revealed.

Glenn is recovering at his home in Columbus, Ohio.

In 1998, at the age of 77, Glenn made history again becoming the oldest person EVER to voyage into space when he was launched aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery on a nine-day mission.

After retiring from active duty at NASA in 1963, Glenn ran unsuccessfully for U.S. Senate in 1970 but was elected in 1974.

He served as a senator for Ohio for 24 years, and ran for president in the Democratic primary in 1974.

John truly have “The Right Stuff”. Get well soon!