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NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, designs and develops innovative technology to advance NASA’s missions in aeronautics and space exploration. Glenn’s main campus, Lewis Field, has world-class facilities including wind tunnels, drop towers, vacuum chambers, and a research aircraft hangar.

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Six Things to Know About NASA in Cleveland

Painter applies fresh coat of paint to the NASA Meatball on the Hangar's North Facade

NASA’s iconic and internationally recognized logo was designed in Cleveland.

NASA's logo, also called the “meatball,” was designed in 1959 by illustrator James Modarelli. The sphere represents a planet, the stars represent space, and the red wing represents aeronautics.

A graphic of a view from an airplane seat. The window is open and a cloudy sky and airplane wing are viewable. A TV monitor on the back of the headrest shows the NASA logo and the words, "Aeronautics NASA is with you when you fly,"

Every U.S. aircraft has NASA Glenn technology on board.

NASA’s Glenn Research Center is Cleveland conducts revolutionary aeronautics research to help the nation achieve its climate change goals. Glenn also is exploring next-generation supersonic and hypersonic aircraft. 

Orion spacecraft is being loaded into the heat flux system at the Space Environments Complex at NASA's Plum Brook Station.

We play an important role in returning astronauts to the Moon.

Every state in America has made a contribution to the success of NASA’s Artemis program, with companies hard at work on innovations that will help establish a sustainable human presence on the Moon.

Aerial view of the Neil A. Armstrong Test Facility, with a truck carrying Orion Spacecraft visible in the foreground approaching the facility.

The world's largest and most powerful space simulation labs are in Ohio.

NASA’s Neil Armstrong Test Facility is a remote campus of Glenn Research Center. Situated on 6,700 acres in Sandusky, Ohio.

A few days after autumn showed up on the calendar in the Northern Hemisphere, it showed up on the landscape of North America. Th

NASA Glenn's economic impact in Ohio is more than $2 billion per year.

NASA Glenn contributes more than $2 billion annually to the state’s economy through jobs and business development opportunities.

Glenn scientists are prolific inventors and have more than 725 patents.

NASA technology development supports the nation’s innovation economy by creating solutions for space exploration.

Learn, Discover, and Engage

Visitor Center, Located in Great Lakes Science Center

Open year round, exhibits include the Skylab 3 Apollo Command Module (which traveled 26.5 million miles in space), artifacts from John Glenn’s Friendship 7 mission, a real moon rock, interactive displays, and more.   

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A woman wearing a colorful lab coat demonstrates a science project for a mother and children at the Great Lakes Science Center.

Go Behind the Scenes

Get an inside look at NASA Glenn Research Center’s facilities with our virtual tours.

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