What Does Google Want With Moffett Federal Airfield?
Google's Planetary Ventures, LLC has signed off on a $1.16 billion lease for Moffett Federal Airfield. So, what's in it for the company?By Mikah Sargent | November 11, 2014
Google-owned Planetary Ventures, LLC signed a $1.16 billion lease for Moffett Federal Airfield where the behemoth, eight-acre Hangar One resides. Planetary Ventures says it will work to restore the historic structure and offload about "$6.3 million annually in maintenance and operation costs."
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden explained the cost-saving move: "As NASA expands its presence in space, we are making strides to reduce our footprint here on Earth."
Sure, sure, saving millions of dollars is great, but the real question is what the heck Google wants with an airfield.