Moffett Federal Airfield
Moffett Federal Airfield, located near the heart of Silicon Valley, could soon be managed by a subsidiary of Google.
NASA and the US General Services Administration have chosen Planetary Ventures, a Google subsidiary, as the "preferred lessee" to manage the airfield and rehab the historic hangars on the site. NASA said leasing the airfield will both reduce costs and generate revenue.
Google's jet fleet is already housed at Moffett airfield, which is about three miles from the Web giant's Mountain View, Calif., headquarters, but the airfield has a history that dates back to long before the tech bubble. Click through this gallery for a look at Silicon Valley's historic airfield.
February 11, 2014 11:25 AM PST
Photo by: NASA Ames Historic Preservation Office
| Caption by: Carrie Mihalcik
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