Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Top Ten: Glynn Lunney


June 8 was Glynn Lunney Day in Old Forge.  Part of Main street was renamed in honor of the Old Forge native.

Lunney was NASA flight director during the Gemini and Apollo missions.  He helped get Apollo 11 to the moon, and he helped get the astronauts of Apollo 13 home.  He is a hero, and this was long overdue.

Glynn Lunney didn't live long enough to see the honor, part of a 50+ year labor of love, but his family flew from Texas to be here on a chilly and smoky morning.

As a kid who grew up with the space program, seeing this was quite a kick.

Tomorrow, a transportation mode closer to the ground.