NASA's Glenn Research Center will share in the action at the Cleveland National Air Show, Aug. 30- Sept.1 at Burke Lakefront Airport in downtown Cleveland.
Visitors can see NASA’s flying laboratory, the S-3 “Viking” aircraft, which is currently flying as part of NASA’s Airborne Science Program supporting the Great Lakes Environmental Aerial Monitoring, or GLEAM, research. GLEAM’S mission is to learn more about the Lake Erie algal bloom that contaminated water supplies in northwestern Ohio and southeastern Michigan.
In addition, the S-3 has completed more than 100 hours of data collection over the last three years to develop and test communication systems for unmanned aircraft. Over the next two years, the S-3 will perform integrated systems testing with industry and other government agencies, to enable multiple unmanned aircraft to safely fly within the National Airspace System.
Visitors can also learn more about NASA’s aeronautics and space program by visiting NASA’s tents throughout the weekend to see exhibits and models from Glenn. Employees of the Glenn Research Center will also talk about the center’s role in building the next-generation of manned spacecraft, Orion.
Free NASA lithographs, information cards, stickers and more will be available at NASA’s information booth.
For more information on NASA Glenn Research Center, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/glenn
For more information on NASA Earth science activities, visit: www.nasa.gov/earth
For more information about the Cleveland Air Show, visit: http://www.clevelandairshow.com