Schwarzenegger Visits Ames Research Center
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and NASA Ames Research Center Director S. Pete Worden examine hyperwall-2, a state-of-the-art visualization system developed at Ames.
Hyperwall-2 is one of the largest displays in the world and is used by scientists for data interpretation. Schwarzenegger visited Ames July 14, 2008, for a behind-the-scenes tour and briefings about NASA's support to firefighters battling California wildfires. Ames scientists are partnering with colleagues at Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., to send NASA¹s remotely piloted Ikhana aircraft on reconnaissance flights using sophisticated visual and thermal sensors to provide up-to-the-minute information to firefighters in the field.
Image Credit: NASA/Eric James