CLEVELAND, Aug. 15
A group of 19 of the astronauts from Ohio will gather next Friday, Aug. The celebration of the NASA's 50 years of innovation, inspiration and discovery will take place in the Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center. Hosted by the Ohio aerospace community and served by the honorary chairman of the event, John H. Glenn, Jr., the first American to orbit Earth and former Ohio Senator.
We are waiting for much more others Ohio astronauts. Special tribute to those Ohio astronauts will be made during the program. There will also be a ceremony for those who are no longer with us and recognition of those who were unable to come to this ceremony. Jay Barbree, veteran News Space Correspondent at NBC, the only journalist who covered all manned space launch in the US, will be the speaker. The evening's program will culminate with all the astronauts taking part in a conversation to celebrate and reminisce about their contributions to the NASA space program.