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“What a mess...”

NASA Ames Visitor Center
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Owner description: This major NASA research center in the heart of Silicon Valley features an interactive visitors center.
Zoetermeer
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“What a mess...”
Reviewed 23 January 2014 via mobile

This could be great... but it looks like it is not maintained: stuff not working, lousy presentation, messy etc. Looks like it is quickly put together because somebody said they needed to do something on PR... Not worth the trip, really!

Visited January 2014
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Sunnyvale, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Learn more about current and past Space Exploration”
Reviewed 27 November 2013

Fun to learn about our local space exploration history and more about current mission like Keplar and SOFIA.

Visited June 2013
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Bristol
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Moon rock! Little else”
Reviewed 28 September 2013

This feels a lot like someone has told Ames that they have to do a visitors centre, when really they'd prefer just tog get on with the science. A lot of theexhibits seem like they were a good idea gew years ago but have got a bit tired. The moon rock is good to see, but then again, it's a rock in a box. Good space suits from yesteryear. Worth a visit nevertheless.

Visited September 2013
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Milwaukee, WI
Level 5 Contributor
37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Good stop for all space geeks”
Reviewed 21 July 2013

This is a very small museum but there were enough interesting exhibits that I wish we had more time to spend here. There was a mockup of the space station that had lots of video monitors inside with the astronauts explaining everyday life on the station and other tidbits about the station. There are some moon rocks, which I love looking at, just knowing they came from the moon is amazing to me. There was a large video screen area that showed special films throughout the day, but we didn't have time to see any of them. It is very close to the Moffett Field Historical Society Museum, which was even better than this research center.

Visited June 2013
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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Very small but free”
Reviewed 13 July 2013

The best part of the visit is that it is free. Many similar exhibits are available at the Tech museum in San Jose, which is a much better overall use of time.

Visited June 2013
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