NASA Ames to open campus to public

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

More than 50,000 of the free tickets were requested in the first 24 hours, according to Sharon Lozano of Ames.


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Posted by Ken S
a resident of Whisman Station
on Sep 2, 2014 at 2:23 pm

The provided link ( doesn't work.
It appears you one needs to use Web Link

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Posted by Greg Coladonato
a resident of Slater
on Sep 2, 2014 at 2:59 pm

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Good catch Ken S. Shame on NASA for not having work without the www prefix, how 90s of them.

This sounds like a great event, just got my tickets. Thanks NASA Ames!

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Posted by Sparty
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on Sep 3, 2014 at 1:09 am

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must be fixed. the link worked for me on firefox

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Posted by steve
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on Sep 3, 2014 at 4:12 pm

Please note that the actual 747 SOFIA aircraft will NOT be on display at the NASA-Ames open house, only some infrared astronomy related exhibits. Ames manages the science & mission operations for SOFIA, but the aircraft is not based at Moffett Field. It is currently undergoing heavy maintenance in Germany and is not available for display.

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Posted by Becareful what you type
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on Sep 4, 2014 at 4:39 pm

Ken and Greg, the link; does work. I tried it and it loaded on my Firefox browser. The prefix "www" is a default and doesn't need to be typed. The browser automatically directs you to the full url.

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Posted by Andrea Gemmet
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on Sep 5, 2014 at 2:29 pm

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Update: As of Friday, Sept. 5, all 120,000 free tickets to next month's NASA Ames Open House are gone, but don't give up yet. There are still a few ways you might make it in to the big event:
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