Ames Research Center News

Ames Research Center, located in Silicon Valley, California, is one of NASA’s ten major field centers. Established in 1939 as part of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), it became a part of NASA in 1958 when the agency was formed. Ames is renowned for its cutting-edge research in aeronautics, exploration technology, and science. The center’s work spans multiple disciplines including astrobiology, small satellite technology, supercomputing, and the development of new air traffic management systems. Ames plays a crucial role in NASA’s missions, providing research support and innovative technologies that enhance the United States’ space exploration and aeronautics capabilities. It also manages the Moffett Field airfield and collaborates with various partners from private industry, academia, and other government agencies, fostering an environment of creativity and innovation in the heart of Silicon Valley.