Jeannette P. Owens
NASA Glenn Research Center
Media Relations

August 31, 2011
RELEASE : 11-060
NASA Glenn to bring the Excitement of Aeronautics and Space Exploration to the Cleveland National Air Show
CLEVELAND -- NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland will share in the excitement of inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers at the Cleveland National Air Show in Cleveland, Sept. 3-5. Visitors will be able to explore technology displays, interactive exhibits, and talk with Glenn employees, including pilots, about NASA's missions and research.

The exhibit will feature the popular "Picture Yourself in Space" photo booth, where visitors can have their free souvenir photo taken as an astronaut; the solar system scale, where visitors can find out how much they would weigh during a rocket launch, in space, or on another planet; computer stations, where visitors can learn about NASA's advances in a variety of aircraft; and information booths where visitors can obtain free NASA informational material. Eva, Glenn's 8-foot-tall inflatable astronaut, will also make a special appearance each day.

Glenn's state-of-the-art S-3B Viking aircraft will be on static display throughout the show. The aircraft can fly up to 40,000 feet high and reach speeds faster than 500 miles per hour. Originally designed as a carrier-based, anti-submarine aircraft for the U.S. Navy, the aircraft was extensively modified and is now used by NASA to conduct science and aeronautics missions, such as environmental monitoring, satellite communications testing and aviation safety research.

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