Friday, March 2, 2012
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Doors open at noon
Bert L. and Iris S. Wolstein Center
2000 Prospect Avenue
On February 20, 1962, astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. became the first American to orbit the earth, circling the globe three times as commander of the Friendship 7 spacecraft. In 1998, at age 77, he became the oldest person to fly in space.
NASA will honor this American hero, celebrate his historical achievements and remarkable career, and salute 50 Years of Americans in Orbit at a special March 2 event at Cleveland State University’s Wolstein Center
Glenn, fellow astronauts, NASA officials and other dignitaries will be on hand for the program, which will include video presentations and personal recollections by Glenn and other space pioneers.
Now 90 years old, Glenn is a native Ohioan and military hero who went on to a distinguished 25-year career as U.S. Senator from Ohio.
CSU has a limited number of complimentary tickets available for faculty, staff, students and the general public. Tickets will be distributed by lottery only. For your chance to secure tickets, click on one of the two links below.