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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2012, file photo, former astronaut and Sen. John Glenn poses for a photo during an interview at his office in Columbus, Ohio. William Zwicharowski said Friday, May 26, 2017, in a text message to The Associated Press that he's proud of the job he and his staff did in caring for Glenn's remains during the months between his death last December and his burial in April. Air Force officials are investigating concerns raised during a recent inspection at the Dover mortuary regarding management of the facility and allegations that inspectors were invited to look at Glenn's remains, which they declined to do. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

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FILE – In this May 5, 2012, file photo astronaut and former Sen. John Glenn, D-Ohio, speaks before a campaign rally for President Barack Obama at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. The Ohio Democratic Party will air videos remembering Glenn at its annual dinner Saturday, April 22, 2017, according to state party spokeswoman Kirstin Alvanitakis, in a tribute state Democrats hope will help claim the late space hero's legacy of patriotism and public service as part of the party's political brand. Glenn died Dec. 8, 2016, at 95. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)

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In this Jan. 25, 2012, file photo, former astronaut and Sen. John Glenn poses for a photo during an interview at his office in Columbus, Ohio. Glenn died on Dec. 8, 2016 at age 95. He will be interred Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in a small private ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

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FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2012, file photo, U.S. Sen. John Glenn talks with astronauts on the International Space Station via satellite before a discussion titled "Learning from the Past to Innovate for the Future" in Columbus, Ohio. Adam Sackowitz, a graduate student at St. John's University, is fighting for a series of tangible honors for Glenn, including a statue, a portrait and a place for the late astronaut's birthplace in Cambridge, Ohio, on the National Historic Register. Glenn, who became the first American to orbit Earth in 1962, died Dec. 8, 2016, at age 95. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

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Vice President Joe Biden wipes a tear from his eye as he speaks at the funeral of John Glenn at The Ohio State University, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio. Glenn, the famed astronaut, died Dec. 8 at age 95.

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Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the funeral of John Glenn at The Ohio State University, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio. Glenn, the famed astronaut, died Dec. 8 at age 95.

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Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the funeral of John Glenn at The Ohio State University, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio. Glenn, the famed astronaut, died Dec. 8 at age 95.

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John Glenn's casket is carried by Marines into his funeral ceremony at The Ohio State University, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio. Glenn, the famed astronaut, died Dec. 8 at age 95. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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The casket of John Glenn rests below an image of Glenn and his wife, Annie, and the launch of the STS-95 space shuttle launch during his funeral ceremony at The Ohio State University, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio. Glenn, the famed astronaut, died Dec. 8 at age 95. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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Marines carry John Glenn's casket at the end of his funeral ceremony at The Ohio State University, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio. Glenn, the famed astronaut, died Dec. 8 at age 95. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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Marines stand guard over the casket of John Glenn as he lies in honor, Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio. Glenn's home state and the nation began saying goodbye to the famed astronaut who died last week at the age of 95. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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Mourners gather to view the casket of John Glenn as he lies in honor, Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio. Glenn's home state and the nation began saying goodbye to the famed astronaut who died last week at the age of 95. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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Mourners visit the casket of John Glenn as he lies in honor, Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio. Glenn's home state and the nation began saying goodbye to the famed astronaut who died last week at the age of 95. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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Marines stand guard at the casket of John Glenn as he lies in honor, Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio. Glenn's home state and the nation began saying goodbye to the famed astronaut who died last week at the age of 95. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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Marines stand guard as mourners wait in line to view the casket of John Glenn as he lies in honor, Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio. Glenn's home state and the nation began saying goodbye to the famed astronaut who died last week at the age of 95. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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Mourners pause at the casket of John Glenn as he lies in honor, Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio. Glenn's home state and the nation began saying goodbye to the famed astronaut who died last week at the age of 95. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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A mourner salutes the casket of John Glenn as he lies in honor, Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio. Glenn's home state and the nation began saying goodbye to the famed astronaut who died last week at the age of 95. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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Astronaut John Glenn gives ready sign during Mercury-Atlas 6 pre- launch training activities. Note the mirrors attached to his spacesuit. January 23, 1962

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On February 20, 1962 at 9:47 am EST, John Glenn launched from Cape Canaveral's Launch Complex 14 to become the first American to orbit the Earth. In this image, Glenn enters his Friendship 7 capsule with assistance from technicians to begin his historic flight. Glenn rejoined NASA in 1998 as a member of the STS-95 Discovery crew. This 9-day mission, from October 29 - November 7, supported a variety of research payloads including deployment of the Hubble Space Telescope Orbital Systems Test Platform and investigations on space flight and the aging process. Image Credit: NASA

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Astronaut and former Sen. John Glenn says that inspectors general require "unfettered access" to investigate the agencies they are supposed to monitor rather than getting permission from agencies to do so. (Associated Press)