Shuttle Flyover @ NASA Ames Research Center
Friday, September 21, 2012 from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM (PDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
We very much appreciate the interest in the Shuttle Flyover event at NASA Ames Research Center! There are no more parking passes available, but those interested are encouraged to ride public transit to the event.
NASA Ames Research Center posts all public events on the Ames Events Page at http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/home/event.html.
The Space Shuttle Endeavour is scheduled to visit northern California with a low-level flyover of NASA Ames Research Centerbefore flying to Los Angeles to be permanently installed at the California Science Center. The approximate time for the flyover is between 9:00 and 9:30 a.m.
To commemorate this event and celebrate NASA Ames' contributions to the Space Shuttle Program, the Center will be holding a public event at the Moffett Federal Airfield, starting at 6:00 a.m. The schedule of events is:
6 a.m.: Doors open; food trucks available
7 a.m. – 10 a.m.: Visit booths about Ames contributions to the Space Shuttle Program
8:30 a.m.: Welcome by Ames Center Director S. Pete Worden and Special Guest Speaker
9 a.m.: Countdown to Flyover
PLEASE NOTE: Due to weather conditions and/or operational constraints, the flyover could be delayed or canceled.
- This is an ouddoor event. Please be sure to wear proper clothing/footwear and anticipate weather changes
- The Boeing 747 will be flying at 1,500 feet above the viewing area; hearing protection is recommended
- As this is an open public event, please plan for traffic delays
- Entry at the main gate for NASA Ames and the Shuttle Flyover Event require government-issued picture identification (e.g. drivers license for vehicle driver) along with a vehicle pass. Visitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult with a government- issued picture identification
- Unauthorized entry upon any NASA real property of installation is prohibited. (14 CFR 1204.1004)
- Your entry into, continued presence on, or exit from, this installation is contingent upon your consent to inspection of person and property. (14 CFR 1204.1003)
- Unauthorized introduction of weapons or dangerous materials is prohibited
- Unless specifically authorized by NASA, you may not carry, transport, introduce, store, or use firearms or other dangerous weapons, explosives or other incendiary devices or other dangerous instruments or material likely to produce substantial injury or damage to persons or property. (14 CFR 1204.1003)
- Possession of firearms or dangerous weapons is strictly prohibited
- No alcohol permitted
- Smoking is allowed in designated areas only; there is absolutely no smoking allowed on the airfield
- Animals, other than certified service animals, are prohibited from the event
On Oct. 30, the shuttle will be on display in the science center's Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Display Pavilion, embarking on its new mission to commemorate past achievements in space and educate and inspire future generations of explorers.
Endeavour completed 25 missions, spent 299 days in orbit, and orbited Earth 4,671 times while traveling 122,883,151 miles.
When & Where
NASA's Ames Research Center
NASA's Ames Research Center, located at Moffett Field, California, was founded Dec. 20, 1939, as an aircraft research laboratory by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) and in 1958 it became part of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Ames, one of 10 NASA field installations, 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 billion in capital equipment, 2,300 research personnel and a $600 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. Ames also is a leader in nanotechnology, fundamental space biology, biotechnology, aerospace and thermal protection systems, and human factors research. Ames research in astrobiology focuses on the effects of gravity on living things, and the nature and distribution of stars, planets and life in the universe.
In addition, Ames works collaboratively with the FAA, conducting research in air traffic management to make safer, cheaper and more efficient air travel a reality. Ames engages in information and education outreach, forms collaborative partnerships, and fosters commercial application of NASA technologies. Ames is developing NASA Research Park, an integrated, dynamic research and education community created to cultivate diverse partnerships with academia, industry and non-profit organizations in support of NASA's mission.