February 12, 2014
Iconic Hangar One Has Been Leased To Google
Google subsidiary Planetary Ventures LLC announced that it will be leasing NASA’s iconic Hangar One at Ames Research Center. Not only is the new tenant taking over daily costs, which will save tax payers some dough, but the company is expected to renovate the hangar and surrounding airfield. The company will mostly use it for executives’ private planes. Ah, the good life. Hangar One is an icon in the Silicon Valley dating back to the 30’s, but the discovery of toxic PCBs has kept it out of use since 1997. Interestingly, this announcement comes just two months after NASA’s inspector general raised questions about Google execs possibly taking advantage of the two companies’ budding relationship – flying personal jets and helicopters from the airfield.
[ Read the Article: Google And NASA Reach Agreement Over Iconic Hangar One ]