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Opinion - May 24, 2013

Finally, a policy to save Hangar One

When the Navy built Hangar One in the 1930s to house the dirigible USS Macon, no one thought of what would become of the massive hangar if the giant airship disappeared. But that is exactly what happened shortly after the Macon arrived at Moffett Field, the victim of a crash on an ill-fated rescue mission. Soon after, the U.S. Navy abandoned massive airships, leaving Hangar One to be re-purposed to much more mundane jobs, like parking airplanes and small blimps within its bulky confines.

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