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Hangar One saved, almost

Original post made on Nov 18, 2010

In a move that seems to make the restoration of Hangar One all but a done deal, NASA officials have agreed to spend $20 million on the restoration of Moffett Field's iconic structure, an officials of NASA Ames said Tuesday.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, November 18, 2010, 11:01 AM

Comments (5)

Posted by Joe, a resident of another community
on Nov 18, 2010 at 2:57 pm

"Re-skinning" is just the first step. There will be 10's of millions of dollars more needed before the various environmental/regulatory groups allow the public to even get close to Hangar One again.

Posted by Doug, a resident of another community
on Nov 18, 2010 at 4:44 pm

I doubt that Congress will approve the money. Based on recent reports, there will be a 'Continuing Resolution' (CR) instead of the normal appropriations. This CR will fund NASA with last years funding. Any earmarked monies are likely dead for the foreseeable future. Maybe they can still pull this off but I doubt it.

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Posted by Doug Pearson, a resident of Blossom Valley
on Nov 18, 2010 at 7:01 pm

I am hopeful that NASA will actually come up with the $20M and that Anna Eshoo will be able to come up with the $10M, but I fear that will not be enough. We need a local fund raiser, i.e., voluntary contributions. I, for one, am willing to contribute but the amount I can come up with would have to be matched by several thousands of others to make a really helpful amount.

Posted by the_punnisher, a resident of Whisman Station
on Nov 18, 2010 at 7:42 pm

I can easily think of a DOZEN major contractors that owe their existence to the work that they did for Moffett NAS.

They could " bring good things to life " using a chunk of their advertising budget...

" Let's Move Some Chairs " and make it happen, people.

After all, they should be able to afFORD it.....

( I think I've given enough hints on who to start with ) ;-)

Posted by Mike Laursen, a resident of Monta Loma
on Nov 19, 2010 at 9:55 am

Doug, voluntary contributions sound good. The hangar is really cool and nobody wants to lose it, but there are so many higher priority things that government needs to spend its limited budget on.

punisher, your idea gets the imagination going. The hangar could become the biggest Fry's location ever! :-)

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