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Great things happenning!
Sanjib.A   8/21/2013 11:54:04 PM
Really some of the "mega grand" things happening there. Smart phone based satellite was the odd person out being the tiniest stuff...but it was a good idea thought. Technologies similar to "forward osmosis water processor" could console all scary people (including me) who think the drinking water problem looming in the future. I am sure there are researches going on to process & use sea water for the same. 

Clark Lampson
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Hanger One
Clark Lampson   8/21/2013 11:19:48 PM
That Hanger One shell could be used to make the world's best tropical greenhouse in the Bay Area if NASA only used their imagination a little.  It is almost 7 acres, and the height would allow a mature tropical forest canopy.  They could even put a canopy walk or tram in the thing.  Skinning it with polycarbonate would not be too costly.  Treating the steel structure for corrosion protection in a high humidity environment would be an issue, but is likely solvable.  NASA needs to think outside the box a bit...

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Re: A Glimpse of NASA Technology
docdivakar   8/21/2013 9:58:43 PM
I visited this facility in the mid 90's and it was an experience to remember life long! It was fun to work with a few young engineers / astronauts there, some of whom went on shuttle trips later.

MP Divakar

rick merritt
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Ames high
rick merritt   8/21/2013 9:47:17 PM
I have enjoyed several trips to Ames over the years for expos in their giant hangars and new conferences at their supercomputer center. I've enjoyed seeing the fragments of moon rocks on display there, too.

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Re: Hangar One at NASA Ames
Susan Rambo   8/21/2013 9:24:56 PM
You're right. It does look like the Bird's Nest, @goafrit. Or the world's biggest jungle gym. I hope no one tries to climb it. Prior to the toxic asbestos tiles being removed, the hangar housed an aviation museum. I saw on the news that the museum was looking for a new home or to keep the one they had. I wonder what happened to them. More reading: GSA and NASA seek rehab proposals for historic Hangar One airship station

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Re: Hangar One at NASA Ames
goafrit   8/21/2013 9:06:45 PM
Never knew NASA has nice structures like this.  Great history and photos - one will hope they do not break them. This looks like the Bird Nest which China showed the world during the olympics. One of the stadia looked like that. 

Susan Rambo
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Hangar One at NASA Ames
Susan Rambo   8/21/2013 6:46:51 PM
Hangar One at NASA Ames is a beautiful landmark in the Bay Area constructed after WWI to support the "lighter-than-air" reconnaissance program, according to this page about the property.

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