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Salliie A. Keith
Media Relations Office
216/433-5795
sallie.keith@nasa.gov

December 9, 2004
 
RELEASE : 04-085
 
 
NASA Shop Offers Gifts with Universal Appeal
 
 
Clevelanders looking for unique holiday gifts will not have to travel far to find presents that are out of this world. The NASA Glenn Research Center is operating a gift shop this holiday season in the Galleria at Erieview. The store will be open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through December 31. Indoor parking is free on Saturdays.

"We are delighted to have the opportunity to participate again this year in the holiday season with Greater Cleveland," said John Hairston, Director, External Programs Directorate at Glenn. "NASA has a wonderful story and this store offers us a chance to share it with Clevelanders."

In addition to t-shirts and other NASA clothing, parents will find astronaut ice cream and other space-related gifts for kids of all ages. The store also boasts exhibits similar to those found at Glenn's Visitor Center. Visitors will be able to view a tire that flew as part of the landing gear on the Space Shuttle Discovery and an astronaut's space suit.

Saturday shoppers may be lucky enough to spot "Eva," the Visitor Center's 8-ft. tall inflatable astronaut, roaming around the Galleria. Visitor Center personnel will be on hand to answer questions and invite visitors to Glenn. Informational handouts will be available for shoppers to take home as well.

The gift shop is operated under the NASA Glenn Research Center's Exchange. It exists to contribute to the welfare, efficiency and effectiveness of the people who work at Glenn Research Center.

Glenn's Visitor Center is located at 21000 Brookpark Road, Cleveland. It is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sunday 1-5 p.m. Visitors can learn more about air and space travel while gaining a new perspective on the universe. Access may be restricted, vistors should call 216-433-2001 in advance. Admission is free.

For more information about NASA Glenn on the web, visit:

www.nasa.gov/glenn

 

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