R.I.P. Virginia Heinlein | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 03.02.15

Airborne 03.03.15

Airborne 03.04.15

Airborne 03.05.15

Airborne 02.27.15

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 03.02.15

Airborne 03.03.15

Airborne 03.04.15

Airborne 03.05.15

Airborne 02.27.15

Sat, Jan 18, 2003

R.I.P. Virginia Heinlein

Ginny Has 'Sailed Beyond The Sunset'

Virginia Heinlein (with Robert, right), the much-loved widow of Science Fiction author Robert Heinlein, has passed away.

"Ginny" passed quietly in her sleep Saturday, having been hospitalized since Thanksgiving, when she fell and broke her hip. A talented and devoted partner to an amazing man, Virginia was an integral part of a writing legend that inspired millions to seek new horizons, and to push way past the limits others tried to put on them. To say that they were both "an inspiration" is a woeful understatement... but other words fail for the moment, and so these must do.

She was a lovely and gracious woman, who occasionally corresponded (often online) with a number of people who started their love for aerospace and adventure with "Rocket Ship Galileo," "Starship Troopers," "Stranger in a Strange Land," or "Time Enough For Love."

Robert passed away in the spring of 1988, and, for nearly fifteen years, Virginia has been a loyal and extraordinary custodian of her husband's life and work. Robert Heinlein described Virginia as his, "surrogate chela in the guru business," and despite the sadness of her passing, I have to smile at the thought of these two soulmates finally being reunited in what awaits us all, "Beyond This Horizon."

Godspeed Virginia, and God Bless...  --Jim Campbell, E-I-C 

FMI: www.alt.fan.heinlein, www.quotableheinlein.com

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 03.05.15: AW609 Milestone, EASA Cert: S-76D, UAVs Coming To Oshkosh!

Also: SAFE, PC-12 Theft Thwarted, MyGoFlight Heli Solutions, Updated: Bell 412EPI, Big Bell 'Relentless' Deal The AgustaWestland AW609 TiltRotor program has achieved a key mileston>[...]

Harrison Ford Injured In Forced Landing

Actor, Pilot, And Aviation Advocate Went Down On A California Golf Course Harrison Ford sustained moderate injuries Thursday when the the airplane he was piloting ... which appears>[...]

AeroSports Update: The Only Ice Runway In The Lower 48 Is Open

Winter Weather Can Sometimes Put A Crimp On Recreational Flying Unless You Have Snow Skis, Tundra Tires, Or An Ice Runway The question is; what does Alton Bay, NH have in common wi>[...]

Delta Jet Slides Off Runway At LaGuardia Airport

No Injuries Among The 127 Passengers Aboard The MD-88 A Delta Airlines MD-88 with 127 passengers and five crew on board arriving from Atlanta skidded off the runway at LaGuardia Ai>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.06.15)

Flying Stuart Little's Airplane Got a little one at home? Try your tyke out on the free online airplane game, "Flying Stuart Little's Aeroplane.">[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC