|Address:||Moffett Blvd, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA|
|Working:||Closed 10AM–4PM 10AM–4PM 10AM–4PM 10AM–4PM 12–4PM 12–4PM|
So my son was doing a school project on space and one of the requirements was to visit the "NASAs Ames Research Center in Moffett Field" to obtain further information on space exploration. Moffett Field used to be a thriving military base but "thanks our governments 1991 reorganization" which included base closures, NAS Moffett Field was closed!" NASA, the space agency is a huge organization which has been responsible for all the space missions in this country so it came as a surprise when we were directed to this "white canopy" type of tent, which was as large as a warehouse out in the middle of this parking lot. Im thinking, this is it? NASA, the huge conglomerate is settling for this? The outside looked small but once you entered the "building" its quite large inside with some impressive exhibits on NASAs space exploration. The museum only took us about an hour to tour but my son obtained the information he came for. We walked over to their "Gift Shop" which overlooked "Hangar One," originally a US Navy airship hangar (blimps or air ships as they were called), here at Moffett Field. The gift shop was set up in such a way that it looked like you were walking into another museum, at least, thats my thought. The gift shop had planes hanging from the ceiling with maps and paintings on the wall and other items that was fun to look and a lot of material relating to the space program. Overall, it was a good place to tour NASAs space program but theres not much else to do on this base. Construction of the new Google project which is near Googles Googleplex headquarters began in 2013 and has a target opening date of 2015.
Seems like a forgotten spot on Ames Field. Interesting exhibits, but not many. Was hoping this was a prelude to a tour of the larger facility but it wasnt. This is the total visitor experience, which left me wanting more.
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Für einen kurzen Stopp ist es okay, leider nur ein kleiner Shop.
Roger R. Casado
Very nice little place! It has a ISS simulator. Nice stop to spend an hour learning what Nasa has done and what its working on.
Very small place. Large area to watch film. Small gift shop.
Good job for all one nation and oure parking lot on the space
An out of this world place. Dont miss.
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