NASA Glenn Research Building Sustains Fire Damage | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 08.29.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 08.29.14 **
** Airborne 08.27.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 08.27.14 **
** Airborne 08.25.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 08.25.14 **

Fri, Jun 15, 2007

NASA Glenn Research Building Sustains Fire Damage

Building 11 Foam Insulation Burns During Renovation

Fire broke out at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Glenn Research Center in Brooke Park, OH, Wednesday.

Officials said foam insulation caught fire in Building 11 about 8:45 a.m., the deicing research building, ONN affiliate WEWS reported. Firefighters said the foam burned away from the walls, leaving the steel building frame. The fire was quickly extinguished.

No injuries were reported and no damage estimate was immediately available, according to the Zanesville Times-Recorder.

Office employees working in the building were evacuated safely, said Glenn spokesman John Hairston.

"Any fire is a big fire around a testing facility," Hairston said. "In these situations, our Number One priority is safety."

The 40-year-old building was in the process of being renovated and officials are reportedly investigating the possibility that a welding torch may have contributed to the blaze.

NASA Glenn has more than 1,667 employees and about 1,450 contract employees. It consists of 24 major facilities and handles work on the module that powers the crew exploration vehicle schedule to replace the space shuttle.

The work being done to support the current shuttle flight was not affected, according to the Associated Press.

FMI: www.grc.nasa.gov

Advertisement

More News

Classic Aero-TV: 26,000 Pounds of Heli-Beast -- The Cold War Air Museum’s Mi-24

Ugly To Many, But Incredibly Beautiful To Hard-Core Helo Fans ANN CEO and Editor-in-Chief, Jim Campbell visited the Cold War Air Museum's Mi-24 Russian helicopter at HAI a little o>[...]

Airborne 08.29.14: Google Drone!, Cessna's 10,000th, Bearhawk LODA

Also: Big Boeing Order, Napa Tower Quaked, Landsberg Retires, Galileo Falters Breaking News! Google has unveiled an exciting new UAV project, called Project Wing, which has been un>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.01.14)

“We are delighted that construction of a world-class aerospace assembly facility is underway in Lafayette and that skilled Louisiana workers will be producing the standard-be>[...]

Annual Oshkosh 2014 'Best/Worst Of' Award Selection Invites YOUR Participation!

YOU Can Contribute To The Annual List Compiled By The Staff and Readership of the ANN and Aero-TV! E-I-C Note: We're going to start naming names and dropping details THIS week--- t>[...]

Klyde Morris (09.01.14)

Klyde Drones On... and On... FMI: www.klydemorris.com>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC