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NASA at the Movies
Visitor Center
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tom Hanks and Ron HowardTom Hanks (left) and Ron Howard (right) with the "Apollo 13" movie production crew at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Credit: NASA Since their inception, NASA's space and aeronautics programs have inspired film and television. Hollywood embraced the Space Age in the 1950s and '60s, and science fiction became fashionable. As film-making technology evolved, movies featured more realistic portrayals of human spaceflight.

Join us on Saturday, Feb. 21, to hear how NASA has participated in the making of Hollywood productions by providing technical expertise and location shoots. Special presentations will look back at some of these ventures with a focus on the portrayal of technology.

This free family event includes kids' crafts and activities, "Picture Yourself in Space" digital photographs and more.

Space is limited. Make your reservations today by calling (216) 433-9653.


10:00 a.m. - NASA and The Science of Superman by NASA researchers Dr. Jerry Myer and Dennis Stocker

Noon - Behind the Scene’s of HBO's "From the Earth to the Moon" by Ivan Schwarz, Executive Director of the Greater Cleveland Film Commission

1:30 p.m. - Blockbuster Technology by NASA speaker David DeFelice

Please note the following important guidelines:
  • Advanced registration guarantees admission to the Visitor Center. Call (216) 433-9653.
  • All adult visitors are required to present government-issued photo identification.
  • Access to the NASA Glenn Visitor Center is limited to U.S. citizens.
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