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Google takes over Nasa airfield for research

  • The Google offshoot, Planetary Ventures, is taking over the management of the Nasa-owned Moffett Federal Airfield purportedly to boost space exploration and robotics research, according to media reports.

    For the 60-year initial lease, Nasa will get $1.16 billion. A Nasa official said that as the agency “expands its presence in space” it is moving towards fewer “footprint here on Earth.”

    Google will also restore Hangar One, a Silicon Valley landmark at the site.  

    Company Executive David Radcliffe said Google is looking forward to restoring “the remarkable landmark Hangar One.”

     

    Tagged as: Planetary Ventures, Google, Nasa, Moffett Federal Airfield, space exploration, robotics, Hangar One, Silicon Valley, technology news