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NASA to rent out historic Silicon Valley airfield to Google's Planetary Ventures

last weekOdd : Boing Boing

Dirigible U.S.S. Macon arrives at Moffet's Hangar One, Oct. 5, 1934, from Opalocka, Florida.. (U.S. Navy Photo) NASA this week announced it will rent out historic Moffett Federal Airfield, a 1,000-acre base about 4 miles from Google headquarters, to Google subsidiary Planetary Ventures. Read the rest

The most incredible supercut of NASA footage you’ll ever see

It’s been a very troubling few weeks for space travel, but in light of the recent tragedies, it’s worth remembering how the bravery of the men and women willing to take these risks has affected our society for the better. Timelapse filmmaker...Show More Summary

Google Swallows More of Mountain View: Hardly a day goes by without...

Hardly a day goes by without news of yet another Google expansion. Today the Internet juggernaut made things official with NASA's Moffett Field, a lease that has been in the works since February. This is good news for the disused...

Can These Seven Words Really Define All Life in the Universe?

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We might not know the meaning of life, but a group of scientists working for NASA came up with a definition for it that's just seven words long: "A self-sustaining chemical system capable of Darwinian evolution." But does this truly encompass all life, including the types we have yet to discover? Read more...

Meet ‘Astro Terry’ Virts, America’s next big space star

last weekHealth : The Checkup

NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman's return to Earth means that humanity is without a social media guru in space. But fear not, for soon another American astronaut, Terry Virts, will make the journey to the cosmos, and from the looks of it, his social media game is strong. Read full article >>

20,000 Leagues? NASA Probes Depth of Titan's Seas

NASA's Cassini mission continues its adventures in extraterrestrial oceanography with new findings about the hydrocarbon seas on Saturn's moon Titan. During a flyby in August, the spacecraft sounded the depths near the mouth of a flooded river valley and observed...

NASA Captured The Lonely Last Journey Of An Aircraft Carrier

This is the loneliest funeral march I’ve ever seen. This photo from November 5 was taken during a NASA mission called Operation IceBridge, the goal of which is to survey polar ice. But it also captured the aircraft carrier USS Constellation (CV-64), a Kitty Hawk-class supercarrier being towed by comparatively tiny tugboats. More »      

Google signs $1.16 billion deal with NASA

The deal will allow Google to lease NASA's Moffett Airfield in northern California for the next 60 years. Google will also give NASA $200 million to improve the property, including restoration of the 80-year-old Hangar One. Google will be able to use Hangar One, along with two other hangars, for robotics development and space exploration. Show More Summary

Tomorrow we Land on a Comet

Small bodies landed (or about to be landed on) by spacecraft. Asteroid Itokawa size 540m x 270m x 210m (image Credit JAXA) Comet 67P size 4.1×4.5 Km (image credit ESA) Asteroid Eros size 34.4×11.2×11.2 Km (image credit JPL/NASA) Tomorrow...Show More Summary

Google Inc (GOOGL) Has $1.16 Billion Worth Of Ideas In Space Exploration

Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) is not just a technology services provider and developer, it’s also a science geek and researcher. The company’s subsidiary Planetary Ventures LLC signed a second long-term lease with NASA to have a broader spectrum for space exploration. TheStreet depicted the tech giant’s whereabouts though former air bases and its interest in the […]

Google Inc (GOOGL) Has $1.16 Billion Worth Of Ideas In Space Exploration For The Next 60 Years

Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) is not just a technology services provider and developer, it’s also a science geek and researcher. The company’s subsidiary Planetary Ventures LLC signed a second long-term lease with NASA to have a broader spectrum for space exploration. TheStreet depicted the tech giant’s whereabouts though former air bases and its interest in the […]

Check Out The Drudge Report's Take On Google's Newest Robot

The Drudge Report is stirring the pot on Google today. It's lead with a fantastic GIF for the story on Google's newest robot. The page also has a lot about Google's plans to take over a NASA airspace. Join the conversation about this story »

Google Now Has Its Own Airfield — Complete With A Golf Course (GOOG)

Google has signed a deal with NASA that will see it take control of Moffett Federal Airfield in California. As TechCrunch reports, the tech giant has already been using the airfield as a base for the company's fleet of private jets. Now, Google will take over operations of the sprawling airfield, but it will continue to be owned by NASA. Show More Summary

Newly formed sea ice in the Bellingshausen Sea next to an ice berg on Nov. 5, 2014.

Newly formed sea ice in the Bellingshausen Sea next to an ice berg on Nov. 5, 2014. NASA's Operation IceBridge took this aerial photograph of a calving front of the Western Antarctic ice sheet on a science flight out of Punta Arenas, Chile. The flight plan was designed to collect data on changes in ice elevation along the coast. [ NASA/Digital Mapping System ] Read more...

MAVEN uses special radio to relay data from Curiosity Mars rover

NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft is the latest link in the space agency's Martian communications network for keeping in touch with its surface rovers. Last week, the unmanned orbiter carried out a test...Show More Summary

NASA Finally Tests Its Shape-Shifting Aeroplane Wings

First revealed to the public earlier this year, NASA and the US Air Force Research Laboratory have finally begun testing what they hope will be a revolutionary new aeroplane wing design that replaces moving parts with shape-changing assemblies allowing wings to bend and twist to manoeuvre a craft through the air. More »      

Google leases historic Moffet Airfield from NASA for R&D

Google will soon be leasing Moffett Airfield, a former Navy air base, from NASA. The deal, detailed in a NASA press release today, will see Google subsidiary 'Planetary Ventures' paying out roughly $1.16 billion over the course of the next 60 years to rent the airfield. Show More Summary

Cameron Diaz & Kate Beckinsale Make Science Sexy at Breakthrough Prize Awards

Cameron Diaz and Kate Beckinsale look so sexy while walking the red carpet at the Breakthrough Prize Awards Ceremony held at the NASA Ames Research Center on Sunday (November 9) in Mountain View, Calif. Also in attendance at the event were dapper dudes Jon Hamm and Seth MacFarlane, the latter of whom hosted the event. [...]

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