In remembrance of Glynn Lunney, WVIA TV will air a special rebroadcast of “State of Pennsylvania — Glynn Lunney: From Northeastern PA to the Moon” on Friday, March 26, at 7p.m.
Lunney was born in Old Forge and was a former NASA flight director and administrator, who played a key role during some of NASA’s most historic events, including the Apollo 11 moon landing, and was credited for his quick decision-making during the Apollo 13 mission, which helped save the lives of the three astronauts aboard the disabled spacecraft, according to WVIA.
He died March 19 at 84.
In 2019, Lunney was the focus of “VIA Short Takes: A View from Apollo 11 Mission Control.” Lunney shared his experiences working on the Apollo missions, the principles on which he was raised and his core values that guided him through the space race and beyond. Watch on demand at https://on-demand.wvia.org/video/a-view-from-apollo-11-mission-control-wq81td/.
To watch “State of Pennsylvania — Glynn Lunney: From Northeastern PA to the Moon” on demand, visit https://on-demand.wvia.org/video/glenn-lunney-preview-zcqnkj/.
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