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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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Location

Moffett Field, California

Founded

December 20, 1939

People

3,200+

Director

Eugene Tu

Portrait of Dr. Eugene L. Tu, director of NASA's Ames Research Center (2017)

Center Director

Portrait of David Korsmeyer

Deputy Center Director (Acting)

Portrait of David Korsmeyer

Deputy Center Director for Research and Technology

Portrait of Amir H. Deylami, Associate Center Director of NASA's Ames Research Center

Associate Center Director

Ames History

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

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