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Glenn Research Center

Glenn Research Center is located in Cleveland, Ohio. Since it's an active government installation, visiting required a security inspection. Also, pictures of the grounds were prohibited unless properly escorted; I arranged such an escort for my final visit to Glenn.

Highlights of the visitor center include the command module from the second manned Skylab mission, Apollo space suits, an RL-10 engine, a lunar module Ascent Propulsion System engine, and a moon rock. In front of the visitor center, there are full-scale replicas of Centaur and Agena upper stages.

GRC's web site is located here, and here is a quick link to their history page.

GRC closed their visitor center in September 2009. At the time, discussions were underway to move the artifacts to the Great Lakes Science Center (also in Cleveland), but as of January 2010 my contact at GRC tells me that there are still no final plans.

Google Maps link.

 
Glenn Research Center
Glenn Research Center
Centaur Upper Stage
Centaur Upper Stage
Agena
Agena
SL-3
SL-3
SL-3 Command Module Hatch
SL-3 Command Module Hatch
Skylab IVA Suit
Skylab IVA Suit
Skylab Food
Skylab Food
RL-10 Engine
RL-10 Engine
Lovell's Apollo 8 Suit
Lovell's Apollo 8 Suit
Weitz Suit
Weitz Suit
APS Engine
APS Engine
Apollo A7L Suit
Apollo A7L Suit
Liquid-Cooled Garment
Liquid-Cooled Garment
Shuttle Suit Mockup
Shuttle Suit Mockup
Sokol Suit
Sokol Suit
Moon Rock
Moon Rock
Orion Service Module Mockup
Orion Service Module Mockup