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are to build a million-square-foot research centre at NASA's Research Park at Moffett Field, Silicon Valley. Google and the National Aeronautical and Space Administration said they plan to cooperate on research projects such as large-scale data management, nanotechnology, massively distributed computing and the entrepreneurial space industry. G. Scott Hubbard
said in a statement that the public-private partnership holds "an enormous range of potential benefits to the space program." The deal calls for Google to develop up to 1 million square feet of real estate within the NASA Research Park at Moffett Field, a former Naval air base that is surrounded by thousands of high-tech companies in the heart of Silicon Valley. The building plan is roughly double the size of its current headquarters in the adjoining town of Mountain View, California, where Google moved into the old offices of Silicon Graphics
just two years ago. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Seven-year-old Google has been hiring employees at a rapid pace to meet explosive demand for its advertising-supported search and other Internet businesses. Google currently has 4,100 employees worldwide. Hubbard said examples of the sorts of projects envisioned under the partnership include new types of remote sensors, improved analysis of engineering problems and "materials from collaborations on bio-info-nano convergence." The NASA Ames director said other research would focus on "Earth, life and space science discoveries from supercomputing and data mining, and bringing entrepreneurs into the space program." The facility conducted research for the Apollo moon missions. Local boosters said they are hoping to turn Moffett Field into a new hub of research and development activity for Silicon Valley, with the NASA-Google partnership as a magnet. Google and NASA join forces
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