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Google's co-founders are on a mission to save NASA's Hangar One, which once housed the US Navy's airships at Moffett Field but has latterly been rented by the Chocolate Factory's top brass to provide a shelter for - among other things - a fighter jet. Mountain View's troika of execs - Sergey Brin, Larry Page and Eric Schmidt …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I heard...

    That Google has hired of lot of people from NASA.

    1. FrankAlphaXII


      For what? Because the biggest hiring company of ex-NASA employees at least around the Space Center, has been Space X and Lockheed-Martin Missiles and Fire Control and of course the United Launch Alliance.

      Are they hiring people from JPL or something?

      Im not trying to chew your ass here or anything, Im genuinely very curious.

  2. NoneSuch

    Between Google and the Mythbusters renting the space, NASA should make out nicely for any renovations.

  3. Ugotta B. Kiddingme

    other tenants?

    IIRC, the Mythbusters occasionally use that space for experiments that require a very large space but can't take wind/sun/rain/etc of The Great Outdoors. I wonder what, if anything, would happen to their arrangement?

    Beer for science and preserving old/cool stuff, but mostly just because I like beer...

    1. Francis Boyle Silver badge

      The "museum or educational centre"

      should contain a permanent display of a lead balloon.

  4. Gian

    and they stress the fact that their datacenters are "green"; how much are these jets burning???

    1. Mediocrates

      The greeness of jets

      "how much are these jets burning???"

      Nothing when they're in the hangar.

  5. George Nacht

    No brainer

    It needs renovation funds, it is, at the end of the day, a hangar, and they want to park airplanes inside. I say go ahead. It is not like they want to tear it down a build a parking lot there instead.

    1. Mike Richards Silver badge


      Meanwhile the two hangars at Cardington built for the R100 and R101 are in a shocking state of disrepair.

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    the real one percent!

    Occupy Hanger One! Down with the 1%!

    and all that memetic shite.

    well, it does have cool stuff in it, so whether "occupying" or just visiting it's worth it. I just don't want to have to pay for admission :P

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