Glenn's Space Flight Awareness Program honored over 200 Center employees who contributed to an Agencywide return-the-shuttle-to-flight effort during a symposium.
Center Director Dr. Julian Earls welcomed NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe and U.S. Senator George Voinovich to Glenn's Town Hall event on October 12 to discuss the importance of the NASA Flexibility Act.
Glenn and Cleveland State University have established a new center that is a catalyst for growth and retention of technical expertise in Northeast Ohio.
Associate Administrator for Aeronautics Research Dr. J. Victor Lebacqz assisted in bestowing 28 medalsthe Agency's highest awardto employees during the Glenn 2004 NASA Honor Awards Ceremony on September 1.
On the 35th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, Glenn welcomed back Neil Armstrong, who began his NASA career at Glenn as a test pilot and later became the first human to set foot on the Moon. Armstrong sat among an audience of Center employees during a NASA Update, broadcast live from the Electric Propulsion Laboratory on July 20.
Glenn garnered six Turning Goals Into Reality awards for technologies to enable revolutionary capabilities in aeronautics, space transportation, and scientific exploration. This issue also features a 4-page color insert highlighting Glenn's Journey to Tomorrow activities.
Plum Brook Station, home to four of Glenn's world-class test facilities, has earned ISO 14001 certification.
The delivery to Glenn of an S3 Viking, a former Navy aircraft provides a big boost to NASA's Aviation Safety and Security Program (AvSSP) and the future of its icing flight research capabilities. On March 26, George Finelli, AvSSP manager, visited Glenn to help officially welcome the aircraft.
Glenn engineers are gearing up the Sapce Power Facility (SPF) at Plum Brook to meet a challenging schedule of testing for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). It is a new kind of space telescope with a very large, infrared-optimized, primary mirror that will capture more light and resolve more distant objects than any other space-based telescope designed thus far.
NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe declared that the last Thursday in January be set aside every year as a Day of Remembrance across the Agency to honor the Apollo 1, Challenger, and Columbia
crews, and all others who have given their lives in the cause of exploration and discovery.
President Bush, in a speech at NASA Headquarters, unveiled a new vision for space exploration calling on NASA to "gain a new foothold on the Moon and to prepare for new journeys to the worlds beyond our own."
NASA's Project Prometheus recently reached an important milestone with the first successful test of an engine that could lead to revolutionary propulsion capabilities for space exploration missions throughout the solar system and beyond. The test involved a High Power Electric Propulsion ion engine. The event marked the first in a series of performance tests to demonstrate new high-velocity and high-power thrust needed for use in nuclear electric propulsion applications.