Hello everyone,

It seemed a bit surreal, but I was with Col. Bresnik at Johnson Space Center, along with his teammates and a large NASA training crew on the day it was announced that American hero and space pioneer, John Glenn died. He was 95 years old.

Part of a statement by President Obama honoring John Glenn included this:

John always had the right stuff, inspiring generations of scientists, engineers and astronauts who will take us to Mars and beyond–not just to visit, but to stay. Today, the people of Ohio remember a devoted public servant who represented his fellow Buckeyes in the U.S. Senate for a quarter century and who fought to keep America a leader in science and technology. Our thoughts are with his beloved wife Annie, their children John and Carolyn and the entire Glenn family. The last of America’s first astronauts has left us, but propelled by their example we know that our future here on Earth compels us to keep reaching for the heavens. On behalf of a grateful nation, Godspeed, John Glenn.”

Col. Bresnik was kind enough to share his thoughts about one of the world’s first astronauts. Just click the video below to watch.

Very respectfully – Angelica