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+ Biographical Note: Rear Admiral William A. Moffett
Read about the accomplishments of Moffett Field's namesake.

1933 Zero Hour Newsletter Issues
U.S. Naval Air Station Sunnyvale, Mountain View, California
Ten issues of Zero Hour have been found! What's more, they are dated 1933, the very year the mighty USS Macon airship made its maiden voyage before coming to its home in Hangar 1 at the air station now known as Moffett Field.
      + October 30, 1933, Vol. 2 No. 20
      + October 31, 1933, Vol. 2 No. 21
      + December 4, 1933, Vol. 4 No. 1
      + December 5, 1933, Vol. 4 No. 2
      + December 6, 1933, Vol. 4 No. 3
      + December 8, 1933, Vol. 4 No. 5
      + December 11, 1933, Vol. 4 No. 6
      + December 12, 1933, Vol. 4 No. 7
      + December 20, 1933, Vol. 4 No. 21
      + December 21, 1933, Vol. 4 No. 22

+ Historical Street and Place Names around Moffett Field
Learn about the founders associated with major place names around historic Moffett Field and NASA Ames Research Center, and about the people for which the streets were named.

+ Moffett Field History Monograph: Home Port for Sky Cruisers, 1931-1935
Read about the personalities, events, and aircraft that have characterized the history of Moffett Field since the 1930s.
Credit: Paul Gullixson (author); Paige Johnson (designer), "Home Port for Sky Cruisers, 1931-1935," Palo Alto: University National Bank & Trust Company, 1985.

+ Moffett Field Historical Society Museum
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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: March 2022