Press Release

NASA Glenn Research Center’s Plum Brook Station Celebrates NASA’s 50th Anniversary with an Open House

By SpaceRef Editor
May 28, 2008
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CLEVELAND — NASA’s Glenn Research Center is opening the doors to its Plum Brook Station in Sandusky for a public open house this weekend, May 31 and June 1, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. to commemorate NASA’s 50th anniversary.

Visitors are invited to enjoy a guided bus tour of the 6,400-acre campus. The tour includes stops for visitors to walk through several world-class test facilities including the Space Power Facility, home of the world’s largest vacuum chamber, and the Spacecraft Propulsion Facility, referred to as the B-2, where full-scale rocket engines have been tested prior to being flown in space. There will also be exhibits, demonstrations and hands-on activities for the children.

Free parking for the public is off site at Route 250 and Fox Road. After going through security, there will be a free shuttle bus to take guests to Plum Brook Station and return them at the end of their visit.

For further details on security restrictions and other information about the open house, call 216-433-5555 or visit the Web at:

SpaceRef staff editor.