NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland will celebrate its 75th anniversary beginning in January 2016. To commemorate the occasion, the center recently announced open house dates and unveiled its 75th anniversary logo.

The logo features an image of the center’s distinctive airplane hangar, a symbolic orbital trajectory, and the message “Our Past. Our Present. Your Future.”

“Throughout our history, Glenn has been leading aerospace development for the nation and industry. Almost every aircraft and spacecraft today contains Glenn technology,” said Center Director Jim Free. “The anniversary logo is a fitting image to represent our 75 years of aeronautics and space accomplishments.”

The center will host multiple events throughout its anniversary year, including two open houses. Glenn’s Lewis Field main campus will open to the public May 21 and 22, and Plum Brook Station in Sandusky, Ohio, will hold its open house June 11 and 12.

“These events offer families an opportunity to tour our world-class facilities, meet astronauts and talk with scientists, engineers and technicians working on the nation’s space and aeronautics programs,” said David DeFelice, project manager for Glenn’s 75th anniversary celebration.

Admission is free, and space-themed souvenirs and NASA merchandise will be available for purchase. More details will be published on the center’s website in the coming months.

NASA Glenn was founded in 1941 as the Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory, charged with improving the state of aircraft engines. Research on piston engines rapidly evolved to the emerging fields of jet engines and rocket propulsion. Since then, Glenn has continued to drive research, technology, and systems to advance aviation, enable exploration of the universe and improve life on Earth. The center’s world-class test facilities, large wind tunnels, research aircraft and more than 100 laboratories have positioned Glenn as the premier center for aerospace testing and technology maturation.