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NASA - Ames Exploration Center


The NASA Ames Exploration Center is a science museum and education center for NASA. There are displays and interactive exhibits about NASA technology, missions and space exploration. A moon rock, meteorite and other geologic samples are on display. The theater shows movies with footage from NASA's explorations of Mars and the planets, and about the contributions of the scientists at Ames. The facility is free and open to the public



Ames Research Center (ARC) is a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) major research center at Moffett Federal Airfield in California's Silicon Valley. Named after Joseph Sweetman Ames and founded on December 20, 1939, as the second National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) laboratory.




Moon Rock - Apollo 15



Simulated Space Station


Location: Located at the main gate to NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, California. 15 minutes northwest of San Jose, California, just off U.S. 101 at the "Moffett Blvd / NASA Parkway" exit.



Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and 
           Saturday-Sunday noon - 4 p.m. 
           It is closed on Mondays and federal holidays.

NASA's explorations of  the planets - Video took from NASA AEC


Solar System Exploration: Planets







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