Ames Research CenterPresident Joe Biden arrived in California’s Silicon Valley on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2023, where he was welcomed by Dr. David Korsmeyer,...The BioSentinel spacecraft enters a heliocentric orbit. BioSentinel will detect and measure the impact of space radiation on living organisms...NASA Tests Mobile Air Traffic Kit During Wildfire Prevention OperationsA quartet of CubeSats will show off their moves in a sort of orbital line dance when NASA’s Starling mission...A view looking into the hangar where NASA's X-59 is parked.Center director at NASA’s Ames Research Center, Dr. Eugene Tu (left), greets President Joe Biden upon his arrival aboard Air...NASA Partners With Airlines to Save Fuel, Reduce Flight DelaysVice President Kamala Harris was greeted by NASA’s Ames Research Center Director Eugene Tu and elected officials, after arriving in...The CAPSTONE small satellite successfully tested a navigation technology akin to Earth’s GPS for the first time in May, advancing...An instrument capable of helping locate water under the lunar surface has arrived at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston,...Vance I. Oyama holds a readout from the gas chromatograph in the life detection laboratory at NASA’s Ames Research Center...Australian Space Agency Head Enrico Palermo, left, and Chief Technology Officer Aude Vignelles pose with the full-scale Volatiles Investigating Polar...Macro Photographs of 3D Print of NASA Meatball - Made out of GRX-810, an Oxide Dispersion Strengthened (ODS) High Temperature...NASA’s X-59 has undergone final installation of its lower empennage, better known as the tail assembly. NASA’s X-59 has undergone...The VIPER chassis in the clean room at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.MSOLO Science Instrument for VIPER Arrives at Johnson Space Center in Houston.No, it’s not hypermodern art. This image from a simulation generated by NASA’s high-performance computers, shows a Transonic Truss Braced...Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff along with NASA Ames Research Center Director Dr. Eugene Tu and NASA astronaut Dr. Yvonne Cagle...Astronaut Jessica Watkins visited Mariano Castro Elementary School in Mountain View, California on February 28, where she had the opportunity...Jang Woo Lee, mayor of Daejeon Metropolitan City, Republic of Korea, visited NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley on...A science instrument that can reveal the composition of lunar soil has arrived at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston...On Sunday, Dec. 11, the Orion spacecraft made its fiery descent through our atmosphere and returned to Earth, splashing down...NASA’s BioSentinel – a shoebox-sized CubeSat – is travelling far from Earth. But that also means it’s closer than ever...During his visit to Ames, Cabana took a tour of the center that featured highlights of NASA facilities critical to...Ames has a longstanding history of collaboration with the Navy, including current technology partnerships involving human health, life support and...Today, Vice President Kamala Harris met with the National Space Council at the Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland,...NASA N941NA is the last Super Guppy Turbine Cargo Airplane in service.Humans won’t trek alone in future crewed missions to deep space. Robots are a central part of NASA’s plan for...NASA’s CubeSat Proximity Operations and Demonstration (CPOD) mission will set out to perform for the first time a series of...A Rocket Lab Electron rocket that will carry the Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment (CAPSTONE) spacecraft...Engineers recently tested a decked-out version of a prototype Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover, or VIPER – the most realistic...The first full-scale replica of the agency’s Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER) at the Chabot Space and Science Center...We can't wait to debut the first full-scale replica of NASA's water-hunting Moon rover, the Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover...On May 6, U.S. Congresswomen Anna G. Eshoo and Zoe Lofgren. Reps. Eshoo and Lofgren joined Ames Center Director Eugene...Expanding the capabilities of small spacecraft as critical platforms for research and technology demonstrations, the agency’s SmallSat Technology Partnerships (STP)...A model of the X-59 aircraft, the centerpiece of NASA’s mission to gather information intended to help enable a new...“I’m helping manage a new program [at NASA] called Student Airborne Science Activation, or SaSa. The program focuses on recruiting...“Shí éí Nikki Tulley yinishyé. Tódích’íí’nii nishłį́. If I were to identify myself in my community, in my language, that’s...The Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment (CAPSTONE) is undergoing final construction – and with solar panel...A model of the Transonic Truss-Braced Wing aircraft is seen here installed for testing in the Unitary Plan Wind Tunnel...The Astrobee and Project CIMON (Crew Interactive MObile companioN) robots had their first photo shoot in space after more than...A biology experiment called BioNutrients is testing a way to use microorganisms to produce nutrients – off Earth and on...U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry visited the largest wind tunnel in the world, located at NASA’s Ames...If small, unmanned aircraft could be made smarter and more independent, they could help firefighters and other responders do even...Don Durston never grew out of building model planes – they’re just a whole lot more sophisticated these days! The...The test version of NASA’s Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover was tested in the high sinkage sand-like material of NASA...To be an astronaut, you've got to dig deeper. This is something Deniz Burnham, a newly selected NASA astronaut candidate,...NASA’s X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology aircraft (QueSST) is pictured here at Lockheed Martin Skunk Works in California, wrapped up in...CLICK Team Tests Optical Communications Technology Ahead of Small Spacecraft Swarm DemonstrationNASA’s Super Guppy aircraft arrived in California with the heat shield skin for a future version of NASA’s Orion spacecraft...To help ensure astronaut safety if an emergency arises during launch, NASA researchers are using their cutting-edge computational fluid dynamics...The NASA and Lockheed Martin team behind the X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology (QueSST) have recently removed the aircraft from its...Elected officials and community members from across the Bay Area joined NASA leadership today for the opening of the NASA...Instruments, like this flux tower, are used by scientists to verify the accuracy of the data available in OpenET, a...Tiny figures stand inside the football field-size air intake of the 80- by 120-foot wind tunnel at the National Full-Scale...It's official – the International Space Station now has a Queen – Astrobee robot, that is.The X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology (QueSST) aircraft is taking shape at the Lockheed Martin Skunk Works facility in Palmdale, California....The team behind the "umbrella-like" deployable heat shield design called ADEPT, or the Adaptable, Deployable, Entry and Placement Technology, is...The low pressure (hypobaric) chamber located at KBR in San Antonio, Texas pictured here simulates very high altitudes by reducing...When NASA’s water-hunting robot, VIPER, arrives on the lunar surface, it will exit the lander in style using two folding...The ocean: it's Earth’s largest ecosystem and the habitat for coral – one of the planet’s most unique and oldest...Helping make the battle against wildfires faster, safer, and more targeted, a NASA project recently tested its tools in a...Lunar Lander Simulation Virtual BackgroundProductivity pundits know lots of tricks to make the most of your day, so you can schedule enough time for...This mechanical adhesive technology offers a new capability for free-flying robots in space and will pave the way for future...NASA’s X-59 requires the use of creative and strategic supersonic technologies to control and soften the jarring sound that hits...NASA is targeting 2022 for the first flight of the X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology (QueSST) research aircraft. Its mission –...Moon Lander Mockup Arrives for Testing with VIPER RoverNASA’s TechEdSat-7 mission helps teach a new generation of researchers and engineers how to execute experiments which test cutting-edge technologies...NASA is on a mission to revolutionize supersonic air travel for passengers across the globe. In this image, you’ll see...In this image, a concept for a six-passenger quadcopter is run through a computer simulation to visualize the interaction of...This image actually is the product of a complex computer simulation involving supersonic shockwaves.There are many critical moments in a rocket's journey from the ground to orbit, but perhaps none more so than...In case of emergency during takeoff, Orion's Launch Abort System can quickly separate from the speeding rocket and pull astronauts...NASA’s X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology X-plane is designed to fly faster than the speed of sound without producing sonic booms.A view from the front office of a Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner during a recent series of test flights in which...The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, SOFIA, departed for scheduled maintenance at Lufthansa Technik’s facility in Hamburg, Germany, on Sept....NASA’s telescope on an airplane, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA, discovered magnetic fields in the Serpens South...On July 13, TechEdSat-10, a six-unit CubeSat deployed from the International Space Station.In the closest stellar nursery to Earth, the Orion Nebula, an enormous bubble that cleared away star-seeding material is now...NASA’s Astrobee team is working from their homes to put the Honey robot through its paces while working with NASA...Chemist Audrey Miyamoto preparing an Apollo lunar sample to analyze for amino acids at NASA’s Ames Research Center.When NASA’s new Moon rover, VIPER, lands on the lunar surface to begin its hunt for water ice at the...Life Detection Systems branch chief Vance Oyama operates a specially designed soil distribution system, used for dispersing the lunar soil...Four passengers participate in a simulation of an air taxi ride at NASA's Vertical Motion Simulator, or VMS. Located at...NASA’s New Moon Rover Tested in Lunar Operations LabAstronaut David Saint-Jacques works with a biology experiment testing a way to use microorganisms to produce nutrients that humans will...European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano performed initial tests of the second Astrobee robot, named Honey, aboard the International Space...During NASA’s Artemis missions, the Orion spacecraft will sit atop the most powerful rocket in the world to launch humans...Supercomputers help researchers study the aerodynamic effects of the unique propulsion system of NASA's first crewed X-plane in more than...The behavior of water-ice clouds on Mars plays a big role in its climate, and this computer simulation shows them...Vice President Mike Pence observed a test run of the Arc Jet – a high-energy wind tunnel that simulates the...Vice President Mike Pence (left) and NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine (right) visit the Vertical Motion Simulator, or VMS, at NASA’s...Vice President Mike Pence gets a look at an engineering test unit for VIPER – short for Volatiles Investigating Polar...Vice President Mike Pence Visits NASA in Silicon ValleyAerodynamics engineer Thomas Steva (left) of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and aerospace engineer Nettie Roozeboom (right) of NASA’s Ames...NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley celebrated the grand opening of its new Modular Supercomputing Facility on Aug....The next great leap in aviation is expected to bring us more and more autonomous aircraft. NASA is taking the...On June 21 NASA demonstrated the first coordinated maneuver between two CubeSats in low-Earth orbit as part of NASA’s Optical...On the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 splashdown the U.S.S. Hornet opened its decks to commemorate the occasion.NASA and industry partners really got to know the streets of Reno, Nevada during the past few weeks. During June...On June 14, Bumble became the first Astrobee robot to fly under its own power in space. Astrobee is a...Before the next astronauts set foot on the Moon, they'll need to learn how to land their spacecraft on the...Astrobee is a free-flying robot system that will provide a research platform for the orbiting laboratory.This image taken on Sept. 25, 2018 by NASA’s Kepler space telescope is the final record of Kepler’s full field...NASA’s Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover, or VIPER, is a mobile robot that will roam around the Moon’s south pole...NASA’s Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover, or VIPER, is a mobile robot that will roam around the Moon’s south pole...NASA’s Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover, or VIPER, is a mobile robot that will roam around the Moon’s south pole...Pictured here is a VIPER mobility testbed, an engineering model created to evaluate the rover’s mobility system.Components of the Neutron Spectrometer System undergo testing on the vibration table.Two Ames mechanics inspect the Tiltrotor Test Rig 20 feet above the wind tunnel floor in the U.S. Air Force’s...The Kepler space telescope is done with its work collecting astounding science data showing there are more planets than stars...After nine years in deep space collecting data that revealed our night sky to be filled with billions of hidden...NASA Goes to Great Lengths to Get Mars Entry, Descent and Landing MeasurementsAn expedition that will help NASA search for life in deep space launched today – not with a rocket’s roar,...The Mendocino Complex Fire is now the largest wildfire in California history with well over 350,000 acres burned. This false-color...SOFIA released new data revealing the structure of celestial magnetic fields in the region known as 30 Doradus, 30 Dor,...On August 8, 1978, the Pioneer Venus Multiprobe spacecraft launched to study Venus, a planet that has an atmosphere 100...Now you can print your own 3-D model of SOFIA, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy.Unitary Plan Wind Tunnel at Ames.N-206 12 foot Wind Tunnel (Completed) for Dedication Brochure. Taken at night. Hangar One in background. Taken from the roof...This system of fans moves air through the world’s largest wind tunnels, at the National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Complex at NASA’s...Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) parachute test in the NASA Ames 80-by-120-foot Subsonic Wind Tunnel at Moffett Field, Calif.NASA Transonic Truss Braced Wing testing in the Ames 11 X 11 foot wind tunnel. Test 11-0367A model of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) cargo variant, designated for the Europa mission called Science Mission 1 (SM1)...Testing thermal protection materials at angle of attack in the Ames Arc Jet Complex.The heat shield used to transport the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover through the atmosphere of the Red Planet upon arrival...Material being tested in Ames' Arcjet Facility simulating aerothermodynamic heating that a spacecraft endures during hypersonic re-entry.Arc Jet - PICAAmes Vertical Gun Range in Building N204AThe gift shop at NASA Ames Research Center.Air traffic controllers test NASA-developed concepts in FutureFlight Central, an ultra-realistic, 360-degree, simulated control tower at NASA Ames Research Center.underwater simulation future flight central at Ames research centerA small Unmanned Aircraft System drone is flown at Ames Research Center in December 2021.Construction of the Ames Full-Scale 40-by-80-foot wind tunnelAmes Aeronautical LaboratoryPhoto taken in 1940 showing the construction progress of Ames Research Center.