Celebrating John Glenn’s centennial at Great Lakes Science Center

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CLEVELAND (WJW) — In honor of what would have been Ohio Sen. John Glenn‘s 100th birthday, the Great Lakes Science Center is commemorating the astronaut’s life today.

The Cleveland event, which can be viewed live in the video player above, features a presentation from Jeff Shesol, who wrote “Mercury Rising: John Glenn, John Kennedy, and the New Battleground of the Cold War,” along with plenty of star-infused exhibits for public consumption.

Multiple places across Ohio have held events celebrating Glenn, who passed away in 2016, this weekend.

Glenn became a national hero in 1962 when he was the first American to orbit Earth.

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