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The latest prototype of the VIPER (Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover), during a night time test in the Roverscape at NASA's Ames Research Center

Ames Research Center

NASA’s Ames Research Center, one of ten NASA field centers, is located in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley. Since 1939, Ames has led NASA in conducting world-class research and development in aeronautics, exploration technology and science aligned with the center’s core capabilities.

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Moffett Field, California


December 20, 1939




Eugene Tu

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Since 1939, Ames contributions have fundamentally shaped fields of study related to aeronautics and space.

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