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September 10, 2010
 
RELEASE : 10-055
 
 
NASA Glenn Brings the Excitement of Exploration to Urbana Fly-In
 
 
CLEVELAND -- For the first time, NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland will have a presence at the 44th Mid-Eastern Regional Fly-In at Grimes Field in Urbana, Ohio, Sept. 11 and 12.

Visitors will be able to explore NASA's Journey to Tomorrow trailer, a transformed 53-foot trailer with hands-on activities such as maneuvering a simulated lunar lander, comparing the weight of a soda can on different planets, watching short videos called "Brain Bites" that answer frequently asked questions about air and space travel and viewing a moon rock from the Apollo 17 mission. Journey to Tomorrow is wheelchair accessible.

Additional NASA highlights include a solar scale where visitors can discover how much they would weigh on each planet, the popular "Picture Yourself in Space" photo booth where visitors can have their free souvenir photo taken as an astronaut, a 30-foot inflatable space shuttle, free NASA decals, tattoos and educational material.

For more information about Glenn, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/glenn


For more information about the Fly-In, visit:

http://merfi.com


 

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