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Lunar SLOPE
April 6, 2013

Glenn engineers are improving the mobility of lunar rovers in one of the center's newest labs, the Simulated Lunar Operations (SLOPE) facility. Join us on April 6 for a tour of this spacious lab.
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The facility is home to a 60-foot long by 20-foot wide sandpit filled with simulated lunar soil and a lunar rover testbed. One 20-foot end of the sandpit can rise to replicate the slopes in moon craters. This research will help NASA develop rovers capable of traveling long distances during future human and robotic missions to the moon.

One-hour tours begin in the Briefing Center Auditorium at the following times:

  • 10:00 a.m.
  • 11:00 a.m.
  • 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.

Please note the following important guidelines:

  • Advanced registration guarantees admission to the tour that begins at the Briefing Center.
    • Access to the Saturday tour program is limited to U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs).
    • All adult visitors are required to present government-issued photo identification, and LPRs are required to present their Permanent Resident Card. This includes bus drivers for scheduled groups.
    • NASA reserves the right to limit the use of cameras and cell phones during the tour.

    More Information
    >  Facility Tour Schedule
    >  Glenn Research Center Events

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Lunar SLOPE
A test rover rolls through simulated lunar soil in the SLOPE facility.
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