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Previous Issues (2023)

Volume 25, Issue 9, September (PDF)

Nearly 1,700 employees, interns, and retirees came together for the 2023 Glenn Summerfest on Aug. 9—celebrating the 10th annual center picnic.

Volume 25, Issue 8, August (PDF)

Glenn welcomed leaders from each of NASA’s centers to Lewis
Field when it hosted the first in-person Agency Science Council meeting since the
beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic

Volume 25, Issue 7, July (PDF)

Glenn welcomes 2023 interns.

Volume 25, Issue 6, June (PDF)

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson and other senior
leaders joined Glenn employees in celebrating NASA
Night at Progressive Field with the Cleveland Guardians.

Volume 25, Issue 5, May (PDF)

When we think of the word “history,” we typically think of the past, but today’s employees are making tomorrow’s history. 

Volume 25, Issue 4, April (PDF)
This year’s National Library Week theme “There’s More to the Story,” stresses that libraries are more than books and online resources; they transform lives and strengthen communities. The Glenn Library is no exception, and employees are part of the story. 

Volume 25, Issue 3, March (PDF)
Meteorologist turned engineer creates clouds for icing research. NASA Glenn’s Emily Timko has a lot in common with Elsa from the movie “Frozen.”

Volume 25, Issue 2, February (PDF)
NASA Glenn welcomed Administrator Bill Nelson, Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy, and several key leaders from NASA Headquarters to Lewis Field on Jan. 10. The visit provided opportunities for NASA leadership to share the Moon to Mars framework with employees and Glenn’s role in these exploration efforts. 

Volume 25, Issue 1, January (PDF)
The same networking technology that keeps us connected on Earth could soon be used by Artemis astronauts to communicate on the lunar surface.

Previous Issues (2022)

Volume 24, Issue 12, December (PDF)
The same networking technology that keeps us connected on Earth could soon be used by Artemis astronauts to communicate on the lunar surface.

Volume 24, Issue 11, November (PDF)
Glenn’s Medical Services Clinic distributed more than 400 free influenza (flu) vaccinations to employees in October. 

Volume 24, Issue 10, October (PDF)
More than 1,300 NASA Glenn employees and retirees gathered on-site at Lewis Field to celebrate the center’s 2022 Summerfest on Aug. 24. 

Volume 24, Issue 9, September (PDF)
Hear from four Glenn employees as they reflect on how their work is helping to make NASA’s return to the Moon possible.

Volume 24, Issue 8, August (PDF)
NASA Glenn’s Next Generation Ambassadors pass the baton to the newest class of early-career employees who will hone their professional skills while spreading the word about Glenn and the agency.

Volume 24, Issue 7, July (PDF)
NASA Glenn’s Next Generation Ambassadors pass the baton to the newest class of early-career employees who will hone their professional skills while spreading the word about Glenn and the agency.

Volume 24, Issue 6, June (PDF)
NASA Glenn employees volunteered in a variety of ways to support the FIRST Buckeye Regional Competition in the Wolstein Center at Cleveland State University. This robotics competition returned to Cleveland for the first time since 2019. 

Volume 24, Issue 5, May (PDF)
NASA Glenn Research Center recognized civil servant and support service contract employees for their outstanding contributions to the NASA mission during the 2021 NASA and Center Awards Ceremony at Lewis Field on April 11.

Volume 24, Issue 4, April (PDF)
Employees are discovering that a dog—even a robotic one—can be a co-worker’s best friend.

Volume 24, Issue 3, March (PDF)
Center Director Dr. Marla Pérez-Davis addressed The City Club of Cleveland on Jan. 28 to share how NASA Glenn continues to push the boundaries of innovation in space and aeronautics research.

Volume 24, Issue 2, February (PDF)
During Glenn’s 2021 Virtual Holiday Town Hall meeting, Center Director Dr. Marla Pérez-Davis led a celebration that highlighted many activities and accomplishments achieved during our 80th anniversary year.

Volume 24, Issue 1, January (PDF)
NASA Glenn has been hard at work on developing a hybrid work environment of flexibility, inclusion, and collaboration. 

Previous Issues (2021)

Volume 23, Issue 12, December (PDF)
Holiday flashback—This 2017 photo outside the Director’s Office shines brightly with holiday spirit. Meanwhile, inside this issue, there are several articles that highlight some of NASA Glenn’s latest accomplishments.

Volume 23, Issue 11, November (PDF)
Glenn and its Veterans Awareness Committee created a video to honor employees, and family members of employees, who served in the U.S. military. The Glenn Veterans Virtual Wall video will be featured in the new Research Support Building.

Volume 23, Issue 10, October (PDF)
NASA Glenn engineers hoping to lift the ban on commercial supersonic flight over land by replacing the piercing sonic boom with a quieter sonic “thump.” 

Volume 23, Issue 9, September (PDF)
NASA Glenn honored the life and legacy of Neil Armstrong during a dedication ceremony at the Neil A. Armstrong Test Facility in Sandusky on Aug. 11. 

Volume 23, Issue 8, August (PDF)
NASA Glenn’s S–3B Viking flight research aircraft flew off into the sunset on July 14 to its retirement home at the San Diego Air and Space Museum in California. There it will be used to educate the public about its important role in the U.S. Navy and at NASA. 

Volume 23, Issue 7, July (PDF)
One hundred years after his birth on July 18, 1921, John H. Glenn Jr. continues to inspire and motivate humankind.

Volume 23, Issue 6, June (PDF)
During a stop in Northeast Ohio on May 5, TODAY forecaster and co-host Al Roker swung by NASA Glenn Research Center’s Lewis Field. He sat down with Center Director Dr. Marla Pérez-Davis to learn more about the center’s work.

Volume 23, Issue 5, May (PDF)
NASA is one step closer to determining the most effective way to provide adequate hydration and aeration for plants to grow in space after completing Glenn’s Plant Water Management project

Volume 23, Issue 4, April (PDF)
On the day of NASA’s Perseverance rover’s landing on Mars, Glenn shared the excitement with local audiences through a virtual event hosted in collaboration with the Great Lakes Science Center. The event featured discussions with NASA Glenn experts and a hands-on challenge activity for teachers and families to conduct from their classrooms or homes during the virtual broadcast. 

Volume 23, Issue 3, March (PDF)
NASA is one step closer to understanding the solar power challenges and opportunities on the Moon’s surface after completing the build and readiness review of the Photovoltaic Investigation on the Lunar Surface (PILS) experiment..

Volume 23, Issue 2, February (PDF)
Despite a year of unprecedented challenges, NASA Glenn employees maneuvered through the obstacles, enabling many science and technology advancements.

Volume 23, Issue 1, January (PDF)
What if the most powerful propulsion system in NASA’s toolbox produces less than one pound of thrust while reaching speeds of up to 200,000 mph? What if it costs less, carries more, and uses less fuel?

Previous Issues (2020)

Volume 22, Issue 12, December (PDF)
Each year, Glenn’s Deric Rosenkranz spreads holiday cheer wherever he goes in his festive truck. 

Volume 22, Issue 11, November (PDF)
Center Director Dr. Marla Pérez-Davis and senior leaders welcomed Deputy Administrator James Morhard to Lewis Field on Sept. 28. 

Volume 22, Issue 10, October (PDF)
Center Archivist Robert Arrighi looks back at Glenn’s impact on the orbiting laboratory.

Volume 22, Issue 9, September (PDF)
Next summer, a solar power experiment designed by a team of investigators at NASA Glenn will launch to the Moon on Astrobotic’s Peregrine lander. 

Volume 22, Issue 8, August (PDF)
NASA Glenn is holding its first-ever virtual internship session this summer with over 100 interns joining the center remotely to provide socially distanced support.

Volume 22, Issue 7, July (PDF)
As future missions to Mars become more complex, NASA’s robotic wanderers will need new technologies to look deeper into the history of the Red Planet 

Volume 22, Issue 6​, June (PDF)
Through a series of performance and environmental tests, NASA Glenn engineers have proven that NASA’s Evolutionary Xenon Thruster—Commercial (NEXT–C) could withstand the extreme launch vibrations and temperatures of spaceflight. 

Volume 22, Issue 5​, May (PDF)
Glenn recently tested an engineering model of the Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover, or VIPER, in the Simulated Lunar Operations Laboratory. 

Volume 22, Issue 4​, April (PDF)
NASA Glenn and agency senior leaders and guests broke ground at the construction site of the agency’s new Aerospace Communications Facility on March 4. 

Volume 22, Issue 3​, March (PDF)
NASA Chief Technologist Dr. Douglas Terrier visited Glenn in January. He conducted a town hall meeting, participated in an innovation workshop and toured facilities.​ 

Volume 22, Issue 2​, February (PDF)
NASA Glenn is known for excellence in developing innovative technologies for both aeronautics and space exploration. But what about the people behind the technology?  

Volume 22, Issue 1​, January (PDF)
NASA’s Super Guppy aircraft arrived at Mansfield Lahm Airport on Nov. 24 with the Orion spacecraft for Artemis 1 aboard. The spacecraft came to Ohio for 4-month environmental test campaign at Glenn’s Plum Brook Station. 

Previous Issues (2019)

Volume 21, Issue 11​, December (PDF)
Glenn’s Graphics and Visualization Lab (GVIS) staff hosted a 30th anniversary celebration on Nov. 7.  The event provided information on the past, present and future of dynamic facilities that offer advanced visualization technology and methodology.

Volume 21, Issue 10​, November (PDF)
NASA Glenn’s Environmental Management Office hosted its annual Sustainability Street Fair on Sept. 26 to reinforce the value and accessibility of sustainable products and practices.

Volume 21, Issue 9, October (PDF)
Douglas “Wheels” Wheelock—engineer, astronaut and military test pilot—is broadening his skills once again. In May, Wheelock began a detail in Glenn’s Aeronautics Directorate to understand more about the business side of NASA. 

Volume 21, Issue 8, September (PDF)
People of all ages gathered across the nation to celebrate Apollo 11 and Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s momentous steps on a new world. Glenn staff interacted with thousands of people during the celebrations.

Volume 21, Issue 7, August (PDF)
Fred Gregory, former NASA deputy administrator and astronaut, visited NASA Glenn to share his myriad of experiences and words of wisdom with summer interns on June 20.

Volume 21, Issue 6, July (PDF)
Glenn Celebrates Apollo and the Next Giant Leap

Volume 21, Issue 5, June (PDF)
Testing quiet fans for aircraft engines, especially future fan concepts, require a quiet wind tunnel.

Volume 21, Issue 4, May (PDF)
Glenn has created an excavation laboratory that allows researchers to replicate excavation in extraterrestrial environments using simulants of off-world dirt, or regolith. 

Volume 21, Issue 3, April (PDF)
NASA Glenn joined centers throughout the agency in welcoming members of the media and social media on March 11.

Volume 21, Issue 2, March (PDF)
A new  CubeSat, launched Dec. 16, 2018, will test high-power electric systems and the use of unique shape memory alloy components for the first time.

Volume 21, Issue 1, January/February (PDF)
Employees from across the center joined their co-workers for the 2018 Holiday Gathering in the MIC Auditorium at Lewis Field on Dec. 4. The event offered entertainment, refreshments and time to share holiday greetings with one another. 

Previous Issues (2018)

Volume 20, Issue 12, December (PDF)
NASA Glenn’s Combined Federal Campaign Committee asked employees to reflect on their cause and how they can make a positive impact by donating to the campaign.

Volume 20, Issue 11, November (PDF)
NASA Glenn’s “An Evening With the Stars (EWTS)” program, held at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland on Sept. 18, was a hit!

Volume 20, Issue 10, October (PDF)
60th Anniversary Family Day

Volume 20, Issue 9, September (PDF)
Plum Brook Performs Acoustics Test on Orion Crew Module.

Volume 20, Issue 8, August (PDF)
NASA Glenn hosted its fourth annual Girls in STEM event at Lewis Field on July 12.

Volume 20, Issue 7, July (PDF)
A new Multi-Probe Traversing System is expanding NASA Glenn’s Propulsion Systems Laboratory icing research capabilities by allowing both a test article and various probes to be inserted in and out of the flow during a single testing session.

Volume 20, Issue 6, June (PDF)
NASA Glenn engineers have set a run-time record for a free-piston Stirling engine at full power, with over 110,000 hours of cumulative operation since 2003.

Volume 20, Issue 5, May (PDF)
Students Assist in Restoring Wetlands.

Volume 20, Issue 4, April (PDF)
Dr. Jaiwon Shin’s Visit Focused on Future of Aviation.

Volume 20, Issue 3, March (PDF)
Testing Kilopower for Future Space Exploration.

Volume 20, Issue 2, February (PDF)
Glenn Volunteers Assist FEMA in Disaster Response.

Volume 20, Issue 1, January (PDF)
Two teams of Glenn researchers were honored with R&D 100 Awards in November 2017, bringing the center’s total number of this prestigious award to 123.

Previous Issues (2017)

Volume 19, Issue 12, December (PDF)
NASA Glenn participated in the Meeting of the Minds 2017 Annual Summit. The event brought together urban sustainability and technology leaders to share knowledge and build alliances toward the goal of making more sustainable cities.

Volume 19, Issue 11, November (PDF)
NASA Glenn’s Office of Protective Services, Emergency Response Team members and several local fire and rescue departments participated in a mass casualty exercise at Lewis Field, Sept. 20.

Volume 19, Issue 10, October (PDF)
Glenn presented “An Evening With the Stars (EWTS) NASA Glenn Shaping the World of Tomorrow” program, Sept. 12. The event featured presentations by Glenn researchers and a networking reception for more than 300 guests.

Volume 19, Issue 9, September (PDF)
NASA Glenn Center Director Dr. Janet Kavandi views a complete solar eclipse in Jefferson City, Missouri. Glenn supported multiple viewing events in the local community and at Lewis Field to share a seamless view of the eclipse, via NASA’s live broadcasts from various locations along the path of totality.

Volume 19, Issue 8, August (PDF)
NASA internships offer educational hands-on opportunities for high school, undergraduate and graduate students, as well as educators. 

Volume 19, Issue 7, July (PDF)
NASA held a series of events May 23, highlighting the agency’s fiscal year 2018 budget proposal, including a televised State of NASA address and Facebook Live virtual tours of NASA’s 10 field centers. 

Volume 19, Issue 6, June (PDF)
Suite of Experiments Study Flame Behavior in Microgravity.

Volume 19, Issue 5, May (PDF)
New Science Mission Directorate AA Gets Up-Close View of Glenn.

Volume 19, Issue 4, April (PDF)
NASA is testing a 9 percent scale model of Lockheed Martin’s X-plane design in Glenn’s 8- by 6-Foot Supersonic Wind Tunnel.

Volume 19, Issue 3, March (PDF)
A team of NASA Glenn scientists recently completed a technology demonstration that could enable new scientific missions to the surface of Venus.

Volume 19, Issue 2, February (PDF)
Former astronaut and U.S. Senator John H. Glenn Jr., who died Dec. 8, 2016, was a dear friend and support of NASA’s Glenn Research Center. 

Volume 19, Issue 1, January (PDF)
The NASA Glenn family gathered at Lewis Field, Dec. 12, to pay tribute to John H. Glenn, Jr., who died Dec. 8, at the age of 95.

Previous Issues (2016)

Volume 18, Issue 12, December (PDF)
Two more NASA Glenn research teams received the R&D Magazine’s prestigious R&D 100 Awards, which recognizes the 100 most innovative technologies and services of the past year.

Volume 18, Issue 11, November (PDF)
NASA Glenn’s special program highlighted technological achievements that centered on its 75th Anniversary theme: “Our Past, Our Present, Your Future.”

Volume 18, Issue 10, October (PDF)
NASA Glenn to manage the design and development of the Universal Stage Adapter (USA), which will connect the Space Launch System (SLS) Exploration Upper Stage to Orion during its human exploration missions.

Volume 18, Issue 9, September (PDF)
Administrator Reassures Stability at Agency and Glenn

Volume 18, Issue 8, August (PDF)
Cargo pods, originally designed by the U. S. Navy for the aircraft carrier’s logistical support, were modified for use as a flexible research platform.

Volume 18, Issue 7, July (PDF)
Dr. Marla E. Pérez-Davis joins NASA Glenn’s management team as deputy director, June 6.

Volume 18, Issue 6, June (PDF)
For the first time ever, a team of NASA Glenn engineers conveyed aviation data over a wireless communication system for aircraft on the ground.

Volume 18, Issue 5, May (PDF)
NASA Associate Administrator for the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate Dr. Jaiwon Shin visited NASA Glenn, March 24, to speak with employees about the agency’s’ plan for the next generation of aircraft and present awards for outstanding performance.

Volume 18, Issue 4, April (PDF)
On March 22, a NASA Glenn-developed Spacecraft Fire Experiment, known as Saffire, successfully launched aboard an Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station.

Volume 18, Issue 3, March (PDF)
NASA Glenn and local dignitaries kicked off the center’s diamond anniversary the way it began 75 years ago.

Volume 18, Issue 2, February (PDF)
NASA aeronautical engineers are exploring how planks can be redesigned and reconfigured with electrical power.

Volume 18, Issue 1, January (PDF)
SPF Backdrop for Celebration of Orion Test Hardware

Previous Issues (2015)

Volume 17, Issue 12, December (PDF)
Evening With The Stars Celebrates Past, Future

Volume 17, Issue 11, November (PDF)
Glenn Establishes Hall of Fame; Inducts First Class

Volume 17, Issue 10, October (PDF)
Over the past 15 years, more than 80 incidents of aircraft encounters with volcanic ash have disrupted air traffic worldwide. Glenn worked with a team to tackle this challenge.

Volume 17, Issue 9, September (PDF)
NASA’s new Deputy Administrator Dr. Dava Newman visited NASA Glenn for a full day of activities and tours, Aug. 20. 

Volume 17, Issue 8, August (PDF)
A one-of-a-kind facility at NASA Glenn is opening doors to a new field of research.

Volume 17, Issue 7, July (PDF)
NASA Glenn’s Technology Transfer Office recently negotiated two patent pending, exclusive license agreements.

Volume 17, Issue 6, June (PDF)
Glenn Welcomes Space and Aeronautics Leaders

Volume 17, Issue 5, May (PDF)
Orion Program Manager Mark Geyer visited Lewis Field, April 14, to thank and present awards to the Glenn team for their contributions to the Orion Program.

Volume 17, Issue 4, April (PDF)
A Glenn team and local startup companies demonstrated prototype systems to the entrepreneurial community.

Volume 17, Issue 3, March (PDF)
Media, Social Media Get Up-Close Look at Research

Volume 17, Issue 2, Feb (PDF)
Farewell to Deputy Director Robinson

Volume 17, Issue 1, Jan (PDF)
Orion Spacecraft Completes First Spaceflight Test!

Previous Issues (2014)

Volume 16, Issue 12, Dec. (PDF)
Focus on Cybersecurity Awareness.

Volume 16, Issue 11, Nov. (PDF)
Glenn’s Technologies Shine at Inaugural”Stars” Event.

Volume 16, Issue 10, Oct. (PDF)
Glenn Celebrates NASA Agency Honor and Center Awards.

Volume 16, Issue 9, Sept. (PDF)
Glenn’s new Mission Integration Center (MIC) is more than a high-performance office building.

Volume 16, Issue 8, August (PDF)
Researchers have completed tests in Glenn’s Rocket Combustion Laboratory to help develop a “green” nontoxic propellant for space applications.

Volume 16, Issue 7, July (PDF)
Social media followers and news media representatives gathered to learn about a NASA Glenn-led flight experiment.

Volume 16, Issue 6, June (PDF)
The Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle—the next generation spacecraft—begins its journey in December with the Exploration Flight Test–1.

Volume 16, Issue 5, May (PDF)
NASA’s Chief Scientist Dr. Ellen Stofan and Associate Administrator for Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate Dr. Jaiwon Shin recently visited Glenn.

Volume 16, Issue 4, April (PDF)
Dr. Michael Gazarik, associate administrator of the Space Technology Mission Directorate, viewed the deployment of ATK’s new MegaFlex solar array.

Volume 16, Issue 3, March (PDF)
NASA Glenn began technology readiness testing on a new solar array in Plum Brook Station’s Reverberant Acoustic Test Facility.

Volume 16, Issue 2, Feb (PDF)
During NASA Administrator Charles Bolden’s visit to Glenn, Jan. 17, he said the nation has confidence in the agency’s plans for the future.

Volume 16, Issue 1, Jan (PDF)
On Dec. 11, Center Director Jim Free, his leadership team and employees gathered to hear center accomplishments for the past year.

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