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Hangar 3
US Naval Air Station Sunnyvale
Historic District

Photograph of Hangar 3

Hangar 3 was constructed from 1942-1943. In 1988, the hangar was formally determined individually eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places for its association with events during World War II and for its engineering and design. In 1994, Hangar 3 was listed as a contributor to the National Register-designated NAS Sunnyvale Historic District.

Hangar 3 Hazard Remediation Project Commencing February 2024

In 2019 it was determined that this major landmark could not be conserved. Detailed plans were implemented to document its history and features.

          + Section 106 Technical Information
          + Announcement about the Project

Hangar 3 Historical Website

Ames Research Center and Planetary Ventures, in consultation with the National Park Service, California State Historic Preservation Office, and Advisory Council on Historic Preservation created a website and film that documents the history and built features of Hangar 3, provides valuable information for future researchers, and celebrates its local and global impact.

          + View the Hangar 3 Website


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NASA Ames Research Center
Historic Preservation Office, MS 213-8
Moffett Field, California 94035-0001
Curator: Sr. Archivist
NASA Official:
Jonathan Ikan
Last Updated: May 2024