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April 7, 2003

Michael Mewhinney
NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.                           
Phone: 650/604-3937 or 650/604-9000
E-mail: Michael.Mewhinney@nasa.gov


RELEASE: 03-23AR

NASA AMES TO PARTNER WITH MOFFETT FIELD HISTORICAL SOCIETY


NASA and the Moffett Field Historical Society signed an agreement today that will give the public greater access to information about Moffett Field’s colorful past and allow the parties to collaborate on a variety of educational activities.

Established in 1993, the historical society has operated the Moffett Field Historical Museum in Hangar One for many years. Under terms of the new four-year agreement, the non-profit society will work with NASA to showcase Moffett’s impressive military history while supporting joint educational objectives. The society also agrees to complete several construction projects in the museum and Hangar One, including installation of a sprinkler system and a fire alarm system, to comply with federal safety regulations.

“We are delighted to sign this agreement and look forward to working with the Moffett Field Historical Society for many years to come,” said NASA Ames Research Center Director G. Scott Hubbard. “Hangar One is a national landmark, widely recognized as an historic facility. Having the society exhibit unique artifacts and memorabilia and explain the military history of the site will be terrific for both students and adults alike,” he added.

“The Moffett Field Historical Society attracts students and visitors from all around the world and we are excited to be joining with NASA to educate the public about the history of Moffett Field and Ames Research Center, as well as to share the center’s vision for NASA Research Park,” said Moffett Field Historical Society President Bernard McDonough.

Under the terms of the agreement, the historical society will be allowed to use approximately 5,000 square feet in Hangar One and an additional small building comprising approximately 500 square feet to store its exhibits. The historical society will also support the NASA Ames educational programs, such as providing speakers to educate students about the history of Moffett Field or Hangar One.

For more information about NASA Research Park on the Internet, visit: http://researchpark.arc.nasa.gov

For more information about the Moffett Field Historical Society on the Internet, visit: http://www.moffettfieldmuseum.org

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