Glynn S. LUNNEY
Recipient of the Allan D. Emil Memorial Award 1978
Glynn Lunney was born in Old Forge, Pennsylvania, in November 1936.
After receiving his Bachelor of Science in aeronautical engineering from the University of Detroit in 1958, he joined the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) (the predecessor of NASA) as an aerospace research engineer.
His professional career was spent almost entirely in the service of NACA and NASA. His positions included: manager for operations, experiments, and GFE for the Apollo Spacecraft Program (1972-1973); and manager in the Shuttle Payload Integration and Development Program Office (1975-1976). When he received the Emil Award, he was NASA’s Deputy Associate Administrator for Space Flight.
Lunney’s many honors include the Louis W. Hill Space Transportation Award, the Arthur S. Flemming Award, and the NASA Distinguished Service Medal.
He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.