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NASA Remembers Annie Glenn

An Extraordinary Woman Goes West

The following is a statement on the passing of Annie Glenn, wife of former NASA astronaut Sen. John Glenn:

“We are deeply saddened by the passing of Annie Glenn. A stalwart member of the space and military communities, her courageous support of her legendary husband John was unmatched.

“She provided an example for other women who followed to face the challenges of being part of our nation’s space program, and the stress of having spouses in combat. She stood steadfastly by her husband as he took to space once again as the oldest person to orbit Earth, even as she continued her own lifelong public service on behalf of children, the elderly, and the disabled.

“The Glenns dedication to each other is well known, and we looked to them as an unmatched example of the strength and compassion that a lifetime of devotion creates. She will be missed.”

ANN E-I-C Note: We at ANN mourn Annie Glenn... an extraordinarily woman ... and a friend. One of my greatest memories was sitting down to breakfast with her and her husband, John Glenn, on the 100th Anniversary of manned flight at the Wright site in North Carolina. The weather was poor and holding up the day's festivities, so we chatted for hours and got the chance to really enjoy the great stories and greater company of this power couple who changed American history. John was a great breakfast companion, but Annie was equally engaging and memorable... and sweet.

We're truly going to miss her... Jim Campbell, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief.

FMI: www.nasa.gov

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