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NASA Ames Research Center

AIAA Historic Aerospace Site

 
 
NASA Ames Research Center Marker image. Click for full size.
NASA Ames Research Center Archives
1. NASA Ames Research Center Marker
Inscription.  Ames Aeronautical Laboratory was established in 1939 as the second laboratory of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. Ames achieved early fame in wind tunnel design and testing, flight testing, and supersonic and hypersonic aerodynamics. In 1958 Ames became a founding part of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and did pioneering research in rotorcraft and vertical flight aircraft, spacecraft engineering, supercomputing and information technology, air traffic control, thermal protection for re-entry vehicles, astrobiology and space life sciences, and Earth and planetary sciences.
 
Erected 2009 by American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space. In addition, it is included in the AIAA Historic Aerospace Sites series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1939.
 
Location. 37° 24.557′ N, 122° 3.837′ W. Marker is in Mountain View, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Moffett Boulevard and U.S.
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101. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mountain View CA 94035, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of the John W. Whisman Home (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Shenandoah Plaza (approx. ¼ mile away); The NASA U-2 Story (approx. half a mile away); The Floating Gate EEPROM (approx. 0.8 miles away); Shakey: The World's First Mobile Intelligent Robot (approx. 0.8 miles away); Computer History Museum (approx. 0.8 miles away); Online Systems and Personal Computing (approx. 0.8 miles away); SPARC RISC Architecture (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mountain View.
 
Regarding NASA Ames Research Center. The plaque was unveiled on August 25, 2009 in what was then the NACA park, which was located on the Ames Campus on the corner of DeFrance Avenue and Durand Road where the 11-foot wind tunnel used to stand. During construction of the Biosciences Collaborative Facility on the site, the plaque was moved to the History Archives.
 
NASA Ames Research Center image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, September 20, 2021
2. NASA Ames Research Center
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 22, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 208 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 22, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.

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