2014 marks the 75th anniversary of NASA Ames Research Center.Maybe you’ve sat on the lawn, even hung out on the flightline. Now, for the first time since 1997, NASA Ames Research Center is opening their house. 

An announcement posted on states:

“For our 75th anniversary, we're inviting all of the Bay Area and Silicon Valley to come inside the gates and get to know NASA's center in Silicon Valley. Take a two-mile walking tour through the center and visit with Ames engineers and scientists in booths set up in front of their facilities.

“After the walking tour, join us on our plaza to learn about our missions. In addition food, drinks and mementos will be on sale. 

“We're expecting quite a crowd for this, so all general visitor parking will be off-site, and tickets with reserved entry times will be required to enter Moffett Field and Ames.”

Date: October 18, 2014

Tickets will be available starting September 2, 2014.

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