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Celebrating 50 Years Since Apollo 11

Celebrating 50 Years Since Apollo 11

Fifty years ago, Glynn S. Lunney H’71 served as a NASA flight director for the historic Apollo 11 mission that placed the first man on the moon. Lunney, a native of Old Forge, completed his pre-engineering studies at the University in 1955 and went on to earn his bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering from the University of Detroit in 1958.

“It amazes me to know that 50 years ago, a Scranton alumnus played a pivotal role in placing a man on the moon,” said Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., University president. “We are very proud of the contributions our alumni have made and will continue to make in the future, for mankind and for the greater glory of God.”

During his distinguished career, Lunney served as a flight director for Apollo 5, 8, 11, 12, 13 and 14, and as lead flight director for Apollo 1, 4, 7 and 10.

The University bestowed an honorary degree upon Lunney in 1971.

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