Traveling to the Moon: Past and Future
Dr. James Hansen, author and professor of history at Auburn University, will talk about the life of Ohioan Neil Armstrong on Saturday, February 18, at 11 a.m. in the Visitor Center at NASA's Glenn Research Center, Cleveland.
The talk will include Armstrong's days as a Navy pilot and as a research pilot for the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) and its successor agency, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). It will also include the events that led to his historic first step onto the Moon. Dr. Hansen is the author of "First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong." Afterwards Hansen will sign copies of his book, which will be on sale in the gift shop in the Visitor Center that day.
At 1 p.m. Angel Otero, chief of the Space Operations Division at Glenn will talk about how we will go back to the moon and what we plan to do once we return.
Registration in advance is required for both Hansen's and Otero's presentations. Call 216-433-9653 to register.
This event is part of the Visitor Center's 3rd Saturday series. Throughout the day there will be special activities for all ages, including a free "Picture Yourself in Space" digital photo booth and make-and-take crafts for youngsters.
Admission to the Visitor Center is free and the building is wheelchair accessible. The Visitor Center is located at 21000 Brookpark Road. All adult visitors must present government-issued identification upon entering the Center's Main Gate. Access to the Visitor Center is limited to U.S. Citizens. All vehicles are subject to inspection.
Normal hours of operation are Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. For information about the Visitor Center, call 216-433-2000 or on the Web, visit:
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