Honoring an American hero.
The Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland has created an exhibit of John Glenn's incredible contributions. You can visit the memorial exhibit and leave expressions of sympathy through Sunday, Dec. 18. (Please note: The Science Center will be closed Sunday, December 11 and Monday, December 12.)
The Science Center said the Glenn memorial will be placed in the Wintergarden atrium of the Science Center, which is a publicly accessible space that does not require admission.
Glenn became a national hero in 1962 when he became the first American to orbit the Earth. He died Thursday at age 95.
The space hero and former U.S. senator will lie in state in the Ohio Statehouse and a memorial service is being planned at Ohio State University.
Hank Wilson of the John Glenn School of Public Affairs in Columbus said the date and time are still being worked out but the public viewing and other services are expected to take place early next week. A “celebration of life” will be at OSU’s Mershon Auditorium.