Friday, November 19, 2010

Google cooperates with NASA for "Googleville"

Google's HQ in Mountain View, Ca. Photo: Paul Sakuma, AP Photo
San Jose Mercury News reports that "On Silicon Valley's NASA base, Google is preparing to build a new corporate campus with fitness and day care facilities and - in a first in the valley - employee housing, adding 1.2 million square feet of space to Google's real estate holdings."

Report states that "Google's expanding corporate complex includes access to an airport, the federal airfield at Moffett Field. Google and NASA Ames, which controls the airfield, have long had a close relationship, cooperating on projects such as the imagery behind Google's online mapping software of the moon and Mars.

NASA Ames Research Center. Photo: NASA
Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page keep their Boeing 767 and 757 aircraft at Moffett Field, along with three Gulfstream corporate jets and an experimental Dornier Alpha jet.

Google plans to take its relationship with NASA to a new level starting in 2013, when it begins building the combined office and residential complex not far from the wind tunnel and supercomputer facilities at Ames. The new campus will rise on 42 acres of vacant land that look out toward San Francisco Bay."

(Via Newser)

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