Innovation is alive and well at the National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA).
Thanks to the sponsorship of Littelfuse Inc., Design News was able to take a behind-the-scenes tour of some of the work being done at NASA Ames Research Center in California's Silicon Valley. Established in 1939, the lab has long served as a technological hub for NASA, specializing in nanotechnology, information technology, space biology, biotechnology, thermal protection systems, and human factors research.
We've collected photos of NASA Ames's ongoing research projects and technologies. From massive wind tunnels and flight control systems to supercomputer simulations and smartphone-based satellites, we present a collection of the agency's most notable projects.
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If youíve driven down US Highway 101 in the Silicon Valley and puzzled over the existence of an enormous hangar about a half-mile from the road, then youíve seen NASA Ames. Measuring 200 feet high, 300 feet wide, and 1,100 feet long, Hangar One, as itís known, can fit six football fields inside. These days, its skin has been stripped off because it contained PCBs, asbestos, and lead paint. The agency is keeping its steel-trussed interior structure as a landmark.
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