Lori J. Rachul
NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland

October 16, 2008
RELEASE : 08-051
Space Memorabilia Show Set for this Weekend
CLEVELAND -- NASA Glenn Research Center's Visitor Center, in collaboration with, is hosting a Space Memorabilia Show on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday, Oct. 19 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for this month's Third Saturday Event and in conjunction with NASA's 50th Anniversary.

Collectors and merchants from across the country, including Goldberg Auctions, and the International Women's Air and Space Museum, will display their historic space memorabilia and artifacts for sale, trade or just to be admired. Items highlighting the first 50 years of the space program will be available - autographed photos, scale models, items that have been flown in space, philatelic items and books about the space program.

In addition, visitors can find out what their space memorabilia is worth from representatives from Goldberg Auctions and who will appraise space-related items during the show.

Tahir Rahman, author of "We Came in Peace for All Mankind: The Untold Story of the Apollo 11 Silicon Disc" will discuss this unique aspect of the first Apollo mission to the moon and its impact on international relations. Rahman will give his talk Saturday at 11 a.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m.

All of the Visitor Center's regular exhibits and historic artifacts will be on display as well as a rare public exhibition of items from Glenn's History Office archives. Exhibits include a moon rock, an original Apollo Command Module, a flight simulator and over 6,000 square feet of interactive exhibits on subjects related to planets, astronauts, and air and space travel.

During the event, the Visitor Center will unveil its newest artifact - a photographic collage of Ohio astronauts that was autographed during the Ohio Astronauts Reunion, which was part of NASA's 50th Anniversary Celebration Gala on Aug. 29, 2008 in Cleveland.

The Visitor Center is located at 21000 Brookpark Road. Admission is free and the building is wheelchair accessible. All adult visitors must present government-issued photo identification upon entering the center's Main Gate. Access to the center is restricted to U.S. citizens. All vehicles are subject to inspection.

For more information about the Visitor Center, including upcoming events, call 216-433-2000 or visit:


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