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Lori J. Rachul
Media Relations Office
216-433-8806
lori.j.rachul@nasa.gov

June 28, 2005
 
RELEASE : 05-022
 
 
Hundreds of Girls and Boys to Visit NASA Glenn During 'Take Our Children to Work Day'
 
 
More than 450 youths will spend Thursday, June 30, with a parent or relative touring some of the Center's unique research laboratories, or educational facilities that will allow them to discover the world of science and technology, during "Take Our Children To Work Day" at NASA's Glenn Research Center, Cleveland.

A spinoff of the national "Take Your Daughter To Work Day," the Glenn Center event is an opportunity for both girls and boys ages 9 to 15 to learn about their parents' careers and inspire the next generation with possible future career choices.

Throughout the day there will be many group activities and tours in which the youthful visitors can participate. Some of the tours include the 2.2 Second Drop Tower for a lesson on microgravity; Electric Propulsion Laboratory to see the large space environment chambers that test full scale low thrust engines used for spacecraft power and electric propulsion systems; Fatigue Lab for a demonstration of mechanical testing on various materials; and the Turbine Seals Laboratory to learn what engine seals are made of and how they are used in a jet engine.

Note to Editors/News Directors: Reporters interested in covering this activity should call Lori Rachul, or the Media Relations Office at 216-433-2901, by Wednesday, June 29 in order to be cleared through security.

 

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