President Barack Obama landed at Moffett Field for a visit to Silicon Valley Wednesday evening, and supporters of Hangar One seized the opportunity. Congresswoman Anna Eshoo pointed out the hangar and a group of nearly 100 stood with signs at the Moffett main gate chanting "Save Hangar One!" as the president's motorcade drove by.
Hangar One supporters say it was perfect timing as Hangar One could use a little help from the White House right now. It was revealed on May 9 that NASA wants to give up Moffett Federal Airfield and Hangar One, derailing a proposal from the founders of Google to re-skin it after NASA and Congress could not come up with the funding. As much as $45 million is needed. The Navy is in the middle of a $25 million project to remove its siding which is laced with toxics.