NASA ships Google into space

Google and NASA share a common desire - to bring a universe of information to people around the world. And its about to become reality with a planned partnership and new complex facility.


The announcement came today about the planned partnership between Google and NASA, sighting that Google and NASA share a common desire-to bring a universe of information to people around the world.

NASA and Google have drafted up plans for cooperation in a variety of areas, including large-scale data management, massively distributed computing, bio-info-nano convergence, and encouragement of the entrepreneurial space industry.

The press conference held this afternoon in Mountain View California also highlighted the plans for Google to develop up to 1 million square feet within the NASA Research Park at Moffett Field.

“Google and NASA share a common desire-to bring a universe of information to people around the world,” said Eric Schmidt, Google chief executive officer. “Imagine having a wide selection of images from the Apollo space mission at your fingertips whenever you want it. That’s just one small example of how this collaboration could help broaden technology’s role in making the world a better place.”

“I’m thrilled that NASA Ames Research Center and Google, two of our region’s and our nation’s most valuable and innovative organizations, have formed a partnership,” said Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (CA -14th District).

The new Google complex slated for the grounds of the NASA Ames Research Center are going to be world-class, shared use enducational and R&D campuses. New laboratories, offices, classrooms, housing, auditoriums, museums, a training and conference center, open space, parking and limited retail facilities are envisioned.

NASA Takes Google on Journey Into Space Google Press Release

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