President Barack Obama and Air Force One are expected to land at Moffett Field Wednesday evening where he'll be greeted by a group working to save the towering 1930s airship hangar standing in the background.
Save Hangar One Committee members and supporters plan to meet at Moffett's main gate at the north end of Moffett Boulevard at 5:30 p.m. on May 23. The group may move to the Ellis Street gate if necessary.
SHOC members plan to get Obama's attention with signs and banners in a show of support for the 200-foot tall structure, which is being stripped of its siding while NASA has sidelined an offer from Google's founders to pay over $45 million to restore it.
"When President Obama comes to Moffett Field, we want him to notice that historic Hangar One, one of the world's largest free-standing structures, is being stripped to its frame," said SHOC member Larry Ellis, also chief executive of the Earth, Air and Space Educational Foundation. "We are asking the President to direct NASA, the current owner of Moffett Field, to take steps to ensure that the hangar is re-skinned soon, so it is not exposed to the elements. This is a crucial next step in assuring that Hangar One become a productive asset as part of our national heritage."
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