Rocket Manufacturing Facility
In 2014, the Orion crew module and the Ares rockets will replace the space shuttle. By 2020, they will begin carrying astronauts on missions to live and work on the moon.
Tour our Fabrication Shop to see how NASA Glenn contributed to the first test flight of this next generation of rockets.
The Ares I-X test flight is scheduled to launch in 2009. Glenn engineers and technicians designed and manufactured several components of the test rocket, including the upper stage mass simulator and the service module and spacecraft adapter simulators. On this tour, you'll see the equipment they used to manufacture the components.
Call (216) 433-9653 up to one month in advance to make your reservation.
One-hour tours begin in the Visitor Center Auditorium at the following times:
- 10:30 a.m.
- 11:30 a.m.
- 12:30 p.m.
- 1:30 p.m.
Please note these important guidelines:
› Tour Schedule
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- Advanced registration guarantees admission to the tour that begins at the Visitor Center. Call (216) 433-9653 to register.
- Access to the NASA Glenn Visitor Center is limited to U.S. citizens. All adult visitors are required to present government-issued photo identification.
- NASA reserves the right to limit the use of cameras and cell phones.