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NASA Ames general
What does NASA’s Ames Research Center do?
How is Ames involved in aeronautics research?
NASA’s Ames Research Center is a world-class research facility located in the heart of Silicon Valley. The center is involved with many high-tech projects, ranging from developing small spacecraft to managing some of the world’s largest supercomputers, and conducting astrobiology research. Please download the latest NASA Ames fact sheet
to learn more about the work conducted.
What do I need to do to become an astronaut?
Who do I call about aircraft noise around Moffett Field?
Engineers and scientists at Ames study a wide range of technology issues relating to aircraft and the National Air Transportation System. At Ames, the center's Aeronautics Division
performs a vital role conducting research to improve the nation's National Air Transportation System. For more information, go to http://aeronautics.arc.nasa.gov
Tours and Exibitions
Does Ames provide public tours?
The aircraft noise hotline number is 650-604-2940.
How do I apply for a job at NASA’s Ames Research Center?
NASA Ames Research Center does not provide public tours. However, we do recommend visiting our Exploration Center and Moffett Museum (driving directions for both can be found here
NASA Ames Exploration Center
The Exploration Center website
has all the information you need to plan your visit, and lists current exhibits and upcoming events. The phone number is (650) 604-6274 or (650) 604-6497. The Exploration Center is open Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and on weekends 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Moffett Field Museum
The Moffett Museum is open to the public. You may call the museum at 650-964-4024 or visit their website
How do I apply for an internship at Ames?
How do I get someone from Ames to speak to my group?
How do I contact an Ames employee?
Directions to NASA Ames
Where would I find directions for Ames?
If you are interested in a career at Ames Research Center, you may contact the Human Resources Division
. If you are interested in employment within NASA, you may contact: NASA Jobs
What public transportation will take me to Ames?
Please visit our directions page
to get more information on driving directions to the facility.
Education @ NASA Ames
How can I get educator resources?
How do I learn more about student group visits to the Ames Exploration Encounter?
Doing Business with NASA Ames
How do I enter into a contract with NASA or find out about an upcoming procurement?
/ VTA Light Rail and Bus schedule
NASA Ames Research Center is located less than two miles from the Caltrain and Santa Clara Valley Transit Authority (VTA) Light Rail downtown Mountain View station stops. The VTA Light Rail also has a NASA/Bayshore station on Manila Drive at the Ellis Street entrance to NASA Ames Research Center.
(Bus Route 51 schedule
VTA bus 51 runs from De Anza College to Moffett Field/Ames Center.
There are many taxi companies that service the Mountain View area. Their telephone numbers are available in the Mountain View telephone
Does NASA collaborate with private industry and the commercial sector?
For more information about procurements visit our Business Section
. It contains information about all NASA procurements, pointers to contract awards and upcoming acquisition forecasts.
Yes. NASA and NASA Ames are very interested in supporting technology commercialization. Each of the NASA Centers has a Technology Transfer Office, which is part of the NASA Commercial Technology Network. For more information, go to http://technology.arc.nasa.gov