NASA to offer free tours of Glenn Research Center in Cleveland

Officials from NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland are offering free monthly tours of the facility beginning in April.
Andy Ouriel
Feb 20, 2013

The federal space agency in Cleveland controls all operations and spending at the NASA Plum Brook Station in Erie County. The employees, who are working on cutting-edge technologies for aeronautics and space flight, will be available to talk with visitors.

Glenn is located at 21000 Brookpark Road in Cleveland.

A tour bus will depart from Glenn’s main gate every hour beginning at 10 a.m. and ending at 1 p.m. One-hour tours begin in the Briefing Center Auditorium.

Here are the 2013 facility tour dates:
• April 6: Simulated Lunar Operations facility, where researchers are improving the mobility of rovers on the moon.
• May 4: Altitude Combustion Stand facility, designed to test chemical rocket engines and components.
• June 1: Supersonic Wind Tunnel, designed to test aircraft, engines and launch vehicles in flight conditions without ever leaving the ground.
• July 13: Icing Research Tunnel, the oldest and largest refrigerated icing wind tunnel in the world, designed to test ice protection systems for a variety of military and commercial aircraft.
• Aug. 3: Flight Research Building, also known as the hangar, is the primary hub for all of Glenn’s unique aircraft.
• Sept. 7: Aero-Acoustic Propulsion Laboratory, where some of the world’s most advanced aircraft noise reduction ideas for jet engine nozzles and fan components are tested.
• Oct. 5: Telescience Support Center, allowing researchers to operate experiments onboard the International Space Station.

To register, send an email to or call 216-433-9653. Reservations can be made up to 30 days in advance or, depending on space, at least one week before the tour date. Bring a valid ID with you.





They had the tours a few years back down at plumbrook. Was very educational.