NASA Ames Research Center
NASA Ames Research Center, located at Moffett Field, California, founded in 1939 as an aircraft research laboratory, became part of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in 1958.
The Ames Research Center is located in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley at the core of the research cluster of high-tech companies, universities and laboratories that define the region’s character. With over $3.0 billion in capital equipment, 4,000 research personnel and a $775 million annual budget, Ames’ economic impact is significant. Ames plays a critical role in virtually all NASA missions in support of America’s space and aeronautics programs.
As a leader in information technology research with a focus on supercomputing, networking and intelligent systems, Ames conducts the critical R&D and develops the enabling technologies that make NASA missions possible.