The NASA Glenn Research Center has established a Hall of Fame to honor and recognize those who have built exemplary careers and contributed to the center’s success. Honorees have sustained and far-reaching influence on the direction and mission of the center, generated fundamental advancements in their field, and inspired employees through their character and embodiment of the NASA spirit.
The NASA Glenn Research Center Hall of Fame was established in 2016 to honor and recognize those who have built exemplary careers and contributed to our center’s success. Inductees are selected based on their contributions having a sustained and far-reaching influence on the direction and mission of the center, whose work at the center has generated fundamental advancements in their field, and/or serve as an inspiration to employees through their character and embodiment of the NASA spirit. The goal of the Hall of Fame is to not only remind ourselves that our success is built on the work of those who have come before us, but to also inspire current and future employees.
Inductees must be retired or resigned from the center, nominated by a current employee, and voted on by a panel of center leaders. Inductees receive recognition at the Hall of Fame award ceremony. A physical Hall of Fame is on display in the Research Support Building and includes plaques with each nominee’s story.
The inaugural Hall of Fame class was inducted to coincide with the Centennial of NASA’s predecessor agency, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA). The first Hall of Fame class was composed of employees who began their careers in the NACA era. New classes of inductees were honored in 2017 and 2021, as part of the center’s 75th and 80th anniversary celebrations. New classes will be inducted on the occasion of agency and center anniversaries at the discretion of the center director.