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NASA Johnson Space Center Director Statement on the Passing of John Glenn

The following is a statement from NASA Johnson Space Center Director Ellen Ochoa on the passing of former NASA astronaut John H. Glenn Jr.:

“On behalf of Johnson Space Center, I wish to offer my heartfelt condolences to the family of John Glenn. Our nation has lost a pioneer who contributed immensely to human space flight and inspired so many around the world when he became the first American to orbit Earth.

Johnson Space Center was honored by his presence when Sen. Glenn trained as a crewmember on STS-95, and so many people here remember their interactions with him with both admiration and affection.

While we have lost an American hero, we know Sen. Glenn’s legacy and pioneering spirit will live on through the work we carry out each day as we continue to advance human space exploration for the benefit of humanity.”

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Isidro Reyna, APR
Johnson Space Center, Houston