Google and NASA will make a major announcement during a news conference scheduled at 4:30 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2005 with NASA Ames Research Center Director G. Scott Hubbard, and Dr. Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google Inc.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Google is expected to build a 1 million square foot complex campus at NASA Ames.
At a press conference at 4:30 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, Sept 28, 2005, Google plans to announce their plans for a 1-million square foot campus at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California.
Google has been looking to expand its space during the companies extraordinary growth in the past little while. They will be building a facility to house offices, housing for workers, roads, and an infrastructure on a vacant section of the NASA facility in the heart of Silicon Valley.
By building the NASA Ames complex, Google would be elevated on the list of Silicon Valley technology giants that have built their own palatial offices, such as Oracle and Yahoo. At 1 million square feet, the new campus would be larger than filmmaker George Lucas’ new Presidio complex and nearly as big as the 52-story office tower in the Bank of America Center in San Francisco’s Financial District.
NASA Ames, off Highway 101 in Mountain View next to the former Moffett Field naval air base, has been a center for space research since 1939. The Navy decommissioned Moffett in 1994 and turned it over to NASA, which spent most of the next decade trying to figure out the future of the 2,000-acre property.