As part of the Ohio History Connection’s Ohio Open Doors program, NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland is hosting three Historic District Tours featuring its National Historic Landmark, the Zero Gravity Research (Zero-G) Facility on Sept. 17.

Members of the media are invited to attend the tour honoring the history and design of Glenn and the Zero-G Facility at 1 p.m.

Glenn’s Historic District Tours will highlight the center’s newly established Lewis Field Historic District, which is currently eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

Zero Gravity Research Facility

The Zero-G Facility is a 506-foot drop tower used to create a microgravity environment for physical science investigations including the study of components, combustion and the behavior of liquids and gases. The facility provides 5.2 seconds of microgravity for scientific research.

As Lewis Field’s only national historic landmark, the Zero-G facility is known for its significance as the only facility in NASA’s inventory that can study the behavior of liquids in a low gravity environment.

Ohio History Connection and Ohio Open Doors

The Ohio History Connection, formerly the Ohio Historical Society, provides a wide array of statewide services and programs related to collecting, preserving and interpreting Ohio’s history, archaeology and natural history through its more than 50 sites and museums across Ohio.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson on October 15, 1966, Ohio History Connection will inaugurate Ohio Open Doors, a program that runs Sept. 9-18, to promote and inspire pride in Ohio’s amazing heritage.

Media interested in attending the event should contact Debbie Lockhart at 216-433-8655 or email by noon on Sept. 16.

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