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Godspeed, John Glenn - Historic Flight of Friendship 7

Event Date: 
Jul 19 2022 - 6:00pm

On Tuesday, July 19th, at 6:00 p.m. central, the LaSalle Public Library will virtually host NASA Solar System Ambassador and LaSalle resident, Scott Pellican, for a presentation commemorating John Glenn’s historic flight in 1962 where he became the first American to orbit Earth.  

In the presentation, Scott will provide background on Glenn, how the political events of the time led to the flight, the flight itself, and the reaction and celebration of the nation afterwards. After the program, Scott will answer questions posed by the virtual audience.

Scott Pellican is a retired Senior Manager, having worked for a large multi-state contract cleaning company. As a nine-year-old in 1967, he sent a hand-written letter to NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC, asking for any information available. When the rocket posters and photos of astronauts arrived in the mail, he was hooked for life. Like all Americans his age, he watched man walk on the Moon with his parents on their black and white TV. To now be able to be a NASA volunteer is a truly exciting opportunity.

This program is free and open to all.  It will be virtual via Zoom. Register by going to – https://bit.ly/3neoert. For more information, please contact the LaSalle Public Library at 815-223-2341.