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Guide to the NASA Ames Research Center Artifacts Collection, 1939-2009
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Description
The Artifact Collection contains a wide range of objects related to the history of Ames, dated from approximately 1939 to 2009. This is an artificial collection comprised of items donated by many different organizational units and individuals associated with NACA, NASA, and Ames.
Background
NASA Ames Research Center (Ames, NASA Ames, and ARC), originally called Ames Aeronautical Laboratory (AAL), is the second oldest of NASA's ten field installations after Langley Research Center. Ames formed in 1939 by NASA's precursor organization, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA, pronounced en ay see ay), which was created by an act of Congress on March 3, 1915 "to supervise and direct the scientific study of the problems of flight with a view to their practical solution, and to determine the problems which should be experimentally attacked, and to discuss their solution and their application to practical questions" (Public Law 271, 1915).
Extent
Number of items: 645

Restrictions
Copyright does not apply to United States government records. For non-government material, researcher must contact the original creator.
Availability
Collection is open for research.