Breeze Through a Wind Tunnel
Join the NASA Glenn Research Center on June 2, and step inside a real wind tunnel. You'll find out how engineers can test airplanes and spacecraft in flight conditions without ever leaving the ground.
Also known as the 10 by 10, the Abe Silverstein Supersonic Wind Tunnel can create winds that travel faster than three times the speed of sound and simulate altitudes up to 150,000 feet. This allows researchers to test airplanes and spacecraft in the conditions they would encounter while flying through the atmosphere. Wind tunnels make it possible for researchers to take measurements often impossible while an aircraft is in flight.
One of five wind tunnels at Glenn, the 10 by 10 made valuable contributions to rockets and airplanes including Apollo, the space shuttle and the Joint Strike Fighter.
Call (216) 433-9653 to make your reservation today!
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.
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