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01-096
For Release: December 21, 2001

Barbara L. Kakiris, InDyne, Inc.
Media Relations Office
216/433-2901

Lori J. Rachul
Media Relations Office
216/433-8806
Lori.J.Rachul@nasa.gov


Expand Your Horizons at NASA Glenn's Visitor Center

Looking for a great family activity during the holiday season? Why not take a trip to the Visitor Center at NASA's Glenn Research Center, Cleveland. Its interactive exhibits, video presentations and gift shop are just a few of the features that enable people of all ages to expand their horizons of knowledge about air and space travel while gaining a new perspective on the universe in which we live.

Glenn's Visitor Center boasts 7 galleries covering 6,000 square feet. You can visit the recently installed "Aero Adventure: Innovating Tomorrow's Engines" gallery, where a flight simulator allows you to get in the cockpit of various aircraft ranging from a single propeller aircraft to a commercial jet. You could also stop by the Microgravity Laboratory display that allows you to be the aerospace engineer conducting a drop tower experiment or the amateur radio broadcast booth where you can interact with members of Glenn's Amateur Radio Club and hear how different clubs communicate with one another.

Admission to the Visitor Center is free and there is wheelchair accessibility. Normal hours of operation are Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; and Sundays 1 - 5 p.m. During this holiday season, the Visitor Center will adhere to normal hours from Wednesday, December 26 - Sunday, December 30, but will be closed Saturday, December 22 - Tuesday, December 25 and Monday, December 30 - Tuesday, January 1.

Visitors should be advised that due to heightened security at Glenn, they may experience a slight delay upon entering the Center. A photo ID of all adult visitors will be required.

For more information about the Visitor Center, please call (216) 433-2001 or find it on the Internet at
http://www.grc.nasa.gov/Doc/visitgrc.htm

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