Press Release

NASA Wind Tunnel “Walk Through” is a Breeze

By SpaceRef Editor
August 17, 2001
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As part of NASA Glenn Research Center’s ongoing Saturday facility tour
series, guests will have an opportunity to see the 8×6/9×15 Wind Tunnel
Complex this Saturday, August 18.

During the tour visitors can walk through the wind tunnel and control room
area, where researchers explore the dynamics of flight in speeds from 0 mph
to Mach 2 (twice the speed of sound). The tunnel has played a vital role in
the development of aerospace technology for the last 50 years and has led to
Glenn’s preeminence in jet engine technology and the Apollo missions.

The tours start at 11 a.m. and continue at half hour intervals through 2
p.m. Free tickets for the tours will be handed out Saturday at the Visitor
Center, on a first come, first served basis. There will be a limit of 30
persons per each 45-minute tour. Children under the age of 13 must be
accompanied by an adult. The Visitor Center is open on Saturday from 10
a.m. – 3 p.m. The Visitor Center is wheelchair accessible along with most of
the Wind Tunnel Complex.

The public tours are conducted out of Glenn’s Visitor Center every Wednesday
and third Saturday of each month. The next monthly tour is planned for late
September and will include the Icing Research Tunnel and Hangar facilities.

For more information about the tour or Glenn’s Visitor Center please call
216-433-2000, or on the Internet at:

SpaceRef staff editor.