16 January 1998
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(Washington, DC) -- January 16, 1998 -- Pat Dasch, executive director for the National Space Society, issued the following statement in response to NASA's selection of Senator John Glenn as a payload specialist aboard STS-95 in October.
"We are delighted for the Senator. His evident enthusiasm for spaceflight and his confidence in the progress that the space program has made in the last 36 years are inspirations to us all.The National Space Society is an independent, nonprofit space advocacy organization with headquarters in Washington, DC. Its 25,000 members and 95 chapters around the world actively promote a spacefaring civilization. For more information on the NSS and our future in space, visit http://www.nss.org/.