As it celebrates its 75th year, NASA Ames Research Center is holding a rare open house event on Saturday, Oct. 18, allowing a close look at the space research center's many technological wonders.
The free event will be the first time NASA Ames has opened its doors to the public since 1997. There will be a two-mile long self-guided walking tour of the facilities with demonstrations and displays of technology developed at Ames over its 75-year history, including a peek at the large wind tunnels at Ames and a simulated martian landscape.
Reservations must be made for the free event. Free tickets are available starting today, Sept. 2, on Eventbrite. Ames is billing the event as "pedestrian only" which means no parking will be available at Ames for the event. Shuttles will be provided to and from local transit centers. For more info, visit nasa.gov/ames/openhouse2014/
More than 50,000 of the free tickets were requested in the first 24 hours, according to Sharon Lozano of Ames.