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Research in Flight
June 7, 2014

Have you ever wondered what's inside that big building with the NASA logo on it? Join us for a tour on June 7th to find out. Easily visible from I-480, the hangar is the most recognized of NASA Glenn's facilities. Built in the 1940s, NASA Glenn’s Hangar houses various unique and innovative test aircraft, including the S-3B Viking, Learjet Model 25, the Twin Otter Icing Research Aircraft and a T-34C aircraft. It also houses the Flight Operation Administrative Office, flight-planning areas, a mechanical fabrication shop and an avionics shop in support of NASA Research Projects.


Tour buses depart from the Main Gate of NASA John H. Glenn Research Center 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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Visitors watch a plane land before entering the NASA Glenn hangar.
Visitors watch a plane land before entering the NASA Glenn hangar for a fun and informative tour.
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Page Last Updated: February 21st, 2014
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