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04-017
For Release: March 16, 2004

Sallie A. Keith
Media Relations Office
216-433-5795
sallie.a.keith@nasa.gov

NASA VISITOR CENTER CELEBRATES WOMEN'S ACHIEVEMENTS

Famous women in aviation and history will be the topic of a program at the Visitor Center at the NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland on Saturday, March 20.

Connie Luhta and Joan Hrubec, representatives of the International Women's Air and Space Museum will speak about women and the important role they played in aerospace from 11 a.m. to noon. At 1 p.m. Women in History will present character portrayals of Bessie Coleman, the first African-American woman pilot, and Maria Mitchell, the first woman astronomer and professor at Vassar College.

In addition to these special presentations, the Visitor Center also offers interactive exhibits on air and space travel. Regular exhibits include a moon rock, an original Apollo Command Module, a flight simulator and a wind tunnel display. There will be fun activities for all ages and free personalized souvenir photos.

Admission to the Visitor Center is free and is wheelchair accessible. Advanced registration guarantees admission to the presentations. To register, call 216-433-9653.

All adult visitors must present a government issued photo identification to obtain entrance to the center. Access by foreign nationals is subject to restrictions. All vehicles are subject to inspection. Normal hours of operation are Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; and Sunday 1-5 p.m.

More information on the Visitor Center is available on-line: http://www.grc.nasa.gov/Doc/visitgrc.htm

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