Ames NASA Research Center, Mountain View, CA discussion
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile461/Ames-NASA-Research-Center,-Mountain-View,-CA.htm>Ames NASA Research Center, Mountain View, CA</a></b><br><br>Ames Research Center at Moffit Field, major NASA research center in the heart of Silicon Valley, CA. No space shuttles in evidence, unfortunately; nor can you really get a sense of how truly enormous those shuttle hangers are -- but they purportedly get their own weather formations inside!<br><br><img src=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/images/new/121137ames_research_center.jpg>
Not space shuttle hangars
Those aren't space shuttle hangars. The huge hangar on the left is a 1930s-era US Navy dirigible hangar that housed the USS Macon. The two hangars on the right are 1940s-vintage and housed blimps. Hangar One (the one on the left) was going to be converted to a space and sciences center, but this was put on hold when toxic chemicals were discovered in the paint. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moffett_Field for more information.