NASA's Ames Research Center

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Areas of Ames Ingenuity

Entry systems: Safely delivering spacecraft to Earth & other celestial bodies
Supercomputing: Enabling NASA's advanced modeling and simulation
NextGen air transportation: Transforming the way we fly
Airborne science: Examining our own world & beyond from the sky
Low-cost missions: Enabling high value science to low Earth orbit & the moon
Biology & astrobiology: Understanding life on Earth -- and in space
Exoplanets: Finding worlds beyond our own
Autonomy & robotics: Complementing humans in space
Lunar science: Rediscovering our moon
Human factors: Advancing human-technology interaction for NASA missions
Wind tunnels: Testing on the ground before you take to the sky


Thank you so much for celebrating Ames' 75th anniversary year with us in 2014! Whether you joined us for our open house in October or have followed along with our news announcements online throughout the year, we appreciate you taking time to learn about NASA's center in Silicon Valley. Happy holidays!Ames 75th logo

> Learn more about Ames' history
> See a photograph of the first excavation for the Ames laboratory on Dec. 20, 1939


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NASA in Silicon Valley

A 2012 aerial image of NASA's Ames Research Center.
Ames Research Center, one of 10 NASA field centers, is located in the heart of California's Silicon Valley. For 75 years, Ames has been a leader in conducting world-class research and development.

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Page Last Updated: December 19th, 2014
Page Editor: Jessica Culler