Google takes over Nasa airfield for research
November 12 , 2014
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.”