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  ENTRY SYSTEMS
 
 Arc Jet Complex
Arc Jet Complex
Providing ground-based hyperthermal environments in support of the Nation’s Research & Development activities in Thermal Protection Materials, Vehicle Structures, Aerothermodynamics, and Hypersonics.
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 AerothermoDynamics
Aerothermodynamics for Exploration Entry Systems
NASA Ames is at the forefront of aerothermodynamic analysis of entry systems, developing and applying aerothermal analysis models, tools, and processes to support strategic goals in space exploration.
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Entry System Technologies
NASA Ames has a heritage in Entry System Technologies, spanning more than four decades and encompassing modeling of aerothermal environments, critical aerothermal testing capabilities, and Thermal Protection System (TPS) material research, evaluation, selection, and qualification.
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 Thermal Protection System
Thermal Protection Materials Development, Characterization and Testing for Entry Systems Vehicles
Systems analyses have shown that the Thermal Protection System (TPS) is the second most important vehicle system (behind propulsion) relative to life cycle cost and risk.
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 Range Complex
Range Complex
Providing critical testing support to the Nation’s Research and Development activities in hypervelocity aerodynamics, impact physics, flow-field structure and chemistry.
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  RESEARCH AT AMES 
 
 concept plane
Advanced Concepts and Analog
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 virtual reality
Autonomous Systems and Robotics
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 subvocal speech
Crew Assist and Mission Operations
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 shuttle model
Engineering, Testing, and Fabrication
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 thermal protection test
Entry Systems
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 supercomputer shuttle simulation
High End Computing
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 artist concept mars habitat
Human Support Technology
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 international space station
Integrated Systems Health Management
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 nanogears
Nanotechnology
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 software
Robust Software Systems
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 computer graph
System Design and Mission Simulation
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Moffett Field, California 94035
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