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May 2, 2015

Have you ever wondered what's inside that big building with the NASA logo on it? Join us for a tour on May 2 to find out. Easily visible from I-480, the hangar is the most recognized of NASA Glenn's facilities. Built in the 1940s, NASA Glenn’s Hangar has been home to many historical aircraft that have tested practical solutions for improved flight. Learn more about some of the aircraft as we mark 100 years since the founding of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. Today the Hangar houses a new generation of research aircraft, including the S-3B Viking, Learjet Model 25, the Twin Otter Icing Research Aircraft and a T-34C trainer. NASA  engineers test technologies designed to improve the safety of aircraft.  The result is every U.S. aircraft has NASA-developed technology on board that is with you when you fly.


Tour buses depart from the Main Gate of NASA John H. Glenn Research Center at the following times:

  • 10:00 a.m.
  • 11:00 a.m.
  • 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.

Please note the following important guidelines:

  • Advanced registration guarantees admission to the tour that begins at the Briefing Center.
  • Access to the Saturday tour program is limited to U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs).
  • All adult visitors are required to present government-issued photo identification, and LPRs are required to present their Permanent Resident Card. This includes bus drivers for scheduled groups.
  • NASA reserves the right to limit the use of cameras and cell phones during the tour.

More Information:
>  Facility Tour Schedule
>  Glenn Research Center Events

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Visitors watch a plane land before entering the NASA Glenn hangar.
Visitors watch a plane land before entering the NASA Glenn hangar for a fun and informative tour.
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