Astronaut John Glenn underwent heart procedure, college says

June 11, 2014 10:11 PM

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former astronaut and Ohio U.S. senator John Glenn underwent a heart valve replacement procedure last month, as he approaches his 93rd birthday.

A spokesman at Ohio State University said the first American to orbit Earth is recuperating. John Glenn School of Public Affairs spokesman Hank Wilson says Glenn is strong and healthy ahead of his birthday July 18.

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