Monday, January 31, 2011

Visiting US Space Program Sites: Ames Research Center - Moffett Field, CA 1/23/11

Ames Research Center - Moffett Field, CA
John Millis
From John Millis, your Guide to Space / Astronomy

NASA Fact:
Have you ever heard of "Armalcolite"? Armalcolite is a mineral that was discovered at Tranquility Base by the Apollo 11 crew. It was named for ARMstrong, ALdrin and COLlins, the three Apollo 11 astronauts.

Space Center
Ames Research Center 
Ames Research Center is located at Moffett Field, CA, close to San Jose, between San Jose and San Francisco.

Visit the brand new Mars Center at NASA Ames Research Center, timed to coincide with NASA's Mars Exploration Rover landings on Mars in January 2004. The Mars Center is now open and will remain open through June 2004.


Area Information
Western US For Visitors 
Guide Betsy Malloy provides great information for San Jose, Santa Clara and Silicon Valley.

Lodging
Hotels 
Hotels in the San Francisco Area.
Bed and Breakfasts 
Find a Bed and Breakfast in California.

Travel Tips
How to Survive Long Plane Rides with Kids 
We all dread long plane rides with kids: yet often they're not nearly as bad as we feared. Preparation is key.
Find your seat before you fly 
A number of airlines publish their seat maps online. Here is a list of links to airlines that do let you check out the seating configuration before you check in.

Other Things to Do While Traveling
Saltwater Fishing 
Perhaps while you are in California, or on some other trip to the coast, you can try your hand at saltwater fishing. Check here for expert advice.

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