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The information on this page is mainly related to honors bestowed on Historic Preservation Office staff.

+ Summary of Historic Properties
This section of the site provides summaries and supporting documentation for properties at NASA Ames Research Center that are listed in the National Register of Historic Places or are eligible for listing.

+ Moffett Field History
This section of the site provides material related to Moffett Field history.

+ Cultural Resource Management
This page provides an overview of the cultural resource management plan, which consists of a 10-year programmatic agreement between NASA Ames Research Center, the California State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. The agreement became effective November 15, 2002 and defines the historic preservation management plan for the NASA Research Park, including the Shenandoah Plaza National Historic District at Moffett Field. NASA Ames assumed responsibility for this historic district in 1994 as a result of a property transfer (BRAC) action between the U.S. Navy and NASA.

+ Integrated Cultural Resouces Management Plan
This page provides the Integrated Cultural Resources Management Plan (ICRMP) documents. The ICRMP reflects NASA's most current national cultural resources management procedures and standards as administered by NASA's Federal Preservation Officer, as well as the mission and organizational objectives of Ames Research Center.

+ Section 106 Undertakings
This page provides current and legacy documentation about undertakings that are subject to Section 106 review.

+ Historic Re-use Guidelines, Shenandoah Plaza Historic District
This page includes guidelines documents that define re-use opportunities and the historically significant and character-defining features of contributing buildings located within the Shenandoah Plaza Historic District. In this section of the site, historic re-use guidelines and building image previews and other details are available for the appropriate structures.

+ E.O. 13287, Preserve America
This page provides an explanation ofthe purpose of Executive Order 13287. In addition, selected Heritage Tourism Summary reports are available for download in PDF format.

+ Self-Guided Tour of Primary Research Facilities,
Ames Research Center Campus

Take a self-guided walking tour or a virtual tour of primary research facilities on the Ames campus. Download a guide, which contains color-coded maps and full descriptions of the Center's facilities, or use an interactive map to explore the center from your computer.

+ Building Locator Map, Ames Research Center
Find the location of buildings on the Ames campus and Moffett Federal Airfield. Use the interactive map to find buildings from your computer or download a map for offline reference.

+ Hangar 1, Shenandoah Plaza Historic District
This page provides photographs and documentation related to Hangar 1, including an interactive history and 3-D tour, photograph gallery, Condition Assessment and Rehabilitation Plan, and Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) report with supporting photographs and architectural drawings. Also on this page is news about Hangar 1 being listed on the National Trust for Historic Preservation's 2008 list of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places and a link to video footage of an airship in flight.

+ Long Description of Hangar 1 Image Gallery
The gallery shows photographs of Hangar 1. Hovering your cursor over an image thumbnail reveals a larger photograph of it in the space above. Clicking a thumbnail opens a new window with a high resolution version of the photograph. The long description provides a text description of the images.

+ Cold War Resources, NASA Ames Research Center
This page provides maps and documentation of Cold War surveys conducted at NASA Ames Research Center and Crows Landing Flight Facility to determine if any assets or structures located at these facilities might be eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.

+ Space Shuttle Resources, NASA Ames Research Center
This page provides a copy of the final assessment of the historic resources at Ames Research Center that have been associated with the Space Shuttle Program. The review process has identified properties that qualify for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.


+ Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
+ National Historic Preservation Act
+ State of CA Office of Historic Preservation
+ NASA Ames Environmental Services
+ NASA Ames History Archives
+ NASA NETS (Government access only)
+ Internal Site (Government access only)
+ Freedom of Information Act
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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: April 2022