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Glenn Research Center

Located near Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, Glenn's main campus, Lewis Field, has world-class facilities including wind tunnels, drop towers, vacuum chambers, and a research aircraft hangar.

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Neil Armstrong Test Facility

A remote campus of Glenn Research Center, the Neil Armstrong Test Facility is situated on 6,700 acres in Sandusky, Ohio. It is home to some of the world’s largest and most capable space simulation test facilities, where ground tests are conducted for the U.S. and international space and aeronautics communities. 

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Aerial view of the Space Environments Complex at NASA’s Neil Armstrong Test Facility in Sandusky, Ohio.
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Go Behind the Scenes

Get an inside look at NASA Glenn Research Center’s facilities with our virtual tours.

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The Road to the Moon Goes Through Ohio

With Artemis missions, NASA will land the first woman and first person of color on the Moon.

Glenn’s world-class test facilities and unrivaled expertise in power, propulsion, and communications are crucial to advancing the Artemis program.   

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Spacecraft sits on a platform inside a massive building.
In 2019, the Orion spacecraft for Artemis I was tested in the Space Environments Chamber to ensure it could withstand the extreme conditions of launch.
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Our History

Founded in 1941 by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), which was the precursor to NASA, Glenn was initially called the Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory. 

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AeroSpace Frontiers Newsletter

Published on the second Friday of each month, AeroSpace Frontiers provides Glenn news, information, and human-interest stories.

Current Issue September 2023
Employees, summer interns, and retirees gather during Glenn’s Summerfest.
Employees, summer interns, and retirees gather during Glenn’s Summerfest.
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