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NASA hatches deal with Google

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posted on Aug, 20 2008 @ 10:11 AM
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NASA hatches deal with Google


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A 42-acre Google campus is now set for Moffett Field thanks to a 40 year lease agreement the Internet giant signed with NASA Ames on Wednesday.


"This long-term lease agreement is a key component of Google's strategy for continued growth in Silicon Valley," said David Radcliffe, Google's vice president of real estate and workplace services, in a NASA Ames press release.


Under the agreement, Google plans to construct 1.2 million square feet of office and R&D facilities on "unimproved land" in the northwest corner of Moffett Field. (To see a map, click here.) Construction will begin no later than 2013, followed by additional phases in 2018 and 2022.


Google plans to construct company housing as part of the development, including amenities for dining, child care, fitness and areas for recreation and park space.


The lease comes at a cost of $3.6 million per year -- money NASA Ames may need to balance its budget, according a forecast made by the agency earlier this year. Google also will make "infrastructure improvement for NASA's use," the release says.


"With this new campus, we will establish a new era of expanded collaboration with Google that will further enhance our Silicon Valley connections," said Ames Director S. Pete Worden in the release.


Google already has partnered with NASA on a "planetary content project" to help scientists publish planetary data online. And the company's "disaster response project" is using NASA information to develop prototype software tools to aid in large-scale disaster response efforts.


NASA Ames will issue permits and oversee construction for the project similar to the way a city would, according to the release.

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posted on Aug, 20 2008 @ 10:11 AM
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I wonder if these parks will be public? Google already has partnered with NASA on a "planetary content project" to help scientists publish planetary data online; AND TO KEEP OFF HUBBLE PICTURES. Controlling the internet allows us to only see what NASA wants us to see; and you really can't believe that NASA needs any money from Google. When Google decided to map the Moon, NASA stepped in immediately and took control of how to post doctored pictures to make them look real. When one gets to close to discovering what NASA already knows, they take control of you... in this case, they now control what space images Google will post. My question is: why didn't Google tell NASA to go drop dead and expose what they were doing here?


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[edit on 20-8-2008 by LunarLooney1]



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