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February 12, 2014

Google subsidiary picked to rehab, run U.S. airfield

  • Restoring the airfield's most prominent structure, the 200-foot-tall Hangar One, will cost more than $40 million.
  • By MICHAEL LIEDTKE
    AP Technology Writer

    SAN FRANCISCO — The U.S government has picked a Google subsidiary to run and renovate a federal airfield that is frequently used for the personal flights of the Internet company's billionaire executives.

    The decision announced Monday clears the way for Google's Planetary Ventures LLC to take over management of the 1,000-acre Moffett Federal Airfield, a former U.S. Navy based located four miles from Google's Mountain View, Calif., headquarters. The airfield, which was built in the 1930s, has been managed by NASA's Ames Research Center for the past 23 years.


     
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