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Robert Pearlman
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posted 01-04-2012 08:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ohio State University announcement
Celebrating John Glenn and the 50th Anniversary of the Flight of Friendship 7

The Ohio State University invites you to join us as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of John Glenn’s historic flight in Friendship 7.

A banquet held on February 20, 2012, in the Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom at the Ohio Union will gather nationally recognized keynote speakers, prominent corporate and community leaders and policy makers, members of the Ohio State community, and Senator Glenn and his family.

This celebration of the past will look boldly toward securing Ohio’s future. All proceeds will directly benefit faculty, students, and programs related to science and technology research and policy at The Ohio State University.

According to the sponsorship information, individual tickets are $1,000 each.

A major exhibit on the Friendship 7 space flight will also be hosted by the university, based on the school's John Glenn Archives, located in the Thompson Library, Feb. 1 - April 30, 2012.

According to NASA's schedule, a Future Forum will also be held at the university on Feb. 20-21, 2012.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 01-26-2012 11:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ohio State University has updated their site with more details about the gala (including announcing the keynote speaker, astronaut Mark Kelly) and a long list of related events ranging from a Friendship 7-themed triathlon to Valentine's Day dance lessons in honor of John and Annie Glenn's long-lasting romance.

DChudwin
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posted 02-20-2012 09:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DChudwin   Click Here to Email DChudwin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Neil Armstrong was a surprise speaker at the Ohio State program honoring John Glenn. Wish I could have been there. When I think of the word "hero," both Glenn and Armstrong come to mind.

hlbjr
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posted 02-21-2012 09:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hlbjr   Click Here to Email hlbjr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was there. It was amazing. Neil, John, and Mark Kelly all did a wonderful job. The panel discussion earlier in the day with Charlie Bolden, Glenn, John Grunsfeld, and others plus the live link to the ISS was awesome.

BMacKinnon
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posted 02-22-2012 02:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BMacKinnon   Click Here to Email BMacKinnon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was also in attendance at the Forum both days. I had an opportunity to meet all of the astronauts in attendance except Mark Kelly who was escorted into the dinner. I was even able to get my photo with Neil.

Senator Glenn is in great shape and seemed to enjoy all of the forums - especially the surprise live link to the ISS on Monday. Annie Glenn was in good spirits and even complimented me on my NASA tie!

I also had the opportunity to assist a friend with her interview of Serena Aunon - what a neat career she has had so far, I expect to see her up on the ISS soon.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 02-22-2012 03:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
NASA photo release
John Glenn - 50th Anniversary

This collection of images were made on February 20, 2012 at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio in celebration of Sen. John Glenn's historic space flight 50 years ago to the day.

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