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Bucks County site trained John Glenn, other astronauts for zero gravity

December 9, 2016

By Tommy Rowan, Staff Writer

Before John Glenn and his fellow NASA astronauts made history orbiting the earth, they visited the Naval Air Development Center in Bucks County to train for what it would be like in zero gravity.

The base is now gone, turned into an office park. But the centrifuge still stands, at 780 Falcon Circle, and operates as the Johnsville Centrifuge & Science Museum. Businessman Sam Cravero bought the space in 2007 with plans to preserve the historic site and turn it into a museum and education center.

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