Annie and John Glenn arrive at the Mission Control Center for the Gemini IV launch on June 4, 1965. John Glenn was the first American to orbit the Earth. 

Glenn’s wife Annie, who passed away May 19, 2020, was an advocate for people with disabilities, having overcome her own communications disorder to become an adjunct professor at Ohio State’s Speech Pathology Department. The couple, who were high school sweethearts, were married in 1943 until John Glenn’s death in 2016.

Read the press release on Mrs. Glenn’s passing: NASA Remembers Annie Glenn.

Image Credit: NASA