Glenn Research Center (GRC)
Established in 1941 by NACA (the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics), the Center was named after NACA research director George W. Lewis shortly after his death in 1948. Originally known as the Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory, the facility was renamed the Lewis Research Center upon becoming part of NASA when the Agency was founded in 1958. It was renamed again the John H. Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field in March 1999. Said NASA administrator Dan Goldin at the time: "I cannot think of a better way to pay tribute to two of Ohio's famous sons – one an aeronautic researcher and the other an astronaut legend and lawmaker – than by naming a NASA research center after them."
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