Author Topic: Glynn Lunney (November 27, 1936 – March 19, 2021)  (Read 542 times)

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Re: Glynn Lunney (November 27, 1936 – March 19, 2021)
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2021, 03:55:46 PM »
Another giant lost to history....

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Re: Glynn Lunney (November 27, 1936 – March 19, 2021)
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2021, 12:56:09 AM »
Fewer and fewer remain.  In the feature film, Gene Krantz gets all the attention for handling the Apollo 13 crisis.  In fact it was Lunney who steered the boat through the initial rapids.  When you study forensic engineering, you dissect such things as the first hour of Apollo 13 following the explosion.  Lovell, Haise, and Swigert owe their lives to many people, but the first person to whom they owe their lives is Glynn Lunney.
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Re: Glynn Lunney (November 27, 1936 – March 19, 2021)
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2021, 07:57:59 AM »
Some gremlin messed with the link. This one should work:

NASA Remembers Legendary Flight Director Glynn Lunney


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Re: Glynn Lunney (November 27, 1936 – March 19, 2021)
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2021, 03:57:49 PM »
Fewer and fewer remain.  In the feature film, Gene Krantz gets all the attention for handling the Apollo 13 crisis.  In fact it was Lunney who steered the boat through the initial rapids.  When you study forensic engineering, you dissect such things as the first hour of Apollo 13 following the explosion.  Lovell, Haise, and Swigert owe their lives to many people, but the first person to whom they owe their lives is Glynn Lunney.

Artist license for the writers?
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Re: Glynn Lunney (November 27, 1936 – March 19, 2021)
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2021, 05:44:49 PM »
Some gremlin messed with the link. This one should work:

NASA Remembers Legendary Flight Director Glynn Lunney

Grrr, that's the second time I've screwed up making a link like that on this forum. From now on I'll proofread my BB code better! ::)
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Re: Glynn Lunney (November 27, 1936 – March 19, 2021)
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2021, 06:01:21 PM »
Fewer and fewer remain.  In the feature film, Gene Krantz gets all the attention for handling the Apollo 13 crisis.  In fact it was Lunney who steered the boat through the initial rapids.  When you study forensic engineering, you dissect such things as the first hour of Apollo 13 following the explosion.  Lovell, Haise, and Swigert owe their lives to many people, but the first person to whom they owe their lives is Glynn Lunney.

Artist license for the writers?
The portrayals of Ken Mattingly (Gary Sinise) and John Aaron (Loren Dean) were also used as composites of themselves and other people.
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Re: Glynn Lunney (November 27, 1936 – March 19, 2021)
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2021, 12:15:31 AM »
NASA Remembers Legendary Flight Director Glynn Lunney


That really is an excellent obituary. Brief, informative, and very well-written.
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