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Images within the website represent America's past, present, and future space programs, including space transportation systems, research into science and microgravity, a new evolution of space optics, and the International Space Station. The ever-evolving galleries provide an opportunity to meet the people who live the "Dream"
No, it's not a flying saucer, it is the domed top to a 70 foot long vacuum tank at the Lewis Research Center's Electric Propulsion Laboratory, Cleveland, Ohio. The three technicians shown here in protective clothing had just emerged from within the tank where they had been cleaning in the toxic mercury atmosphere, left after ion engine testing in the tank. Lewis has since been renamed the John H. Glenn Research Center.