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Hangar One saved?

Original post made on Mar 31, 2013

In a move that could save Moffett Field's Hangar One, the federal government announced March 1, that it is seeking bids for the restoration and lease of the iconic structure.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, March 8, 2013, 12:00 AM

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Posted by Alison Chaiken, a resident of Rex Manor
on Mar 31, 2013 at 10:39 pm

"NASA Ames Research Center has complained that every year it covers several million dollars in airfield expenses that are not paid for by users of the runways at Moffett, including the Air National Guard's 129th Rescue Wing and Lockheed Martin." Do we correctly interpret the statement to mean that Lockheed Martin is paying less than the cost of their airfield useage? If so, why do officials fail to discuss cost recovery from Lockheed Martin as well as from Google?


Posted by AirshipDood, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Apr 5, 2013 at 8:08 pm

Build a high-tech modern replica of the Hindenburgh and put it in a restored Hanger One. Maybe use the same technology as the Zeppelin NT, but make it 800+ feet long. Resurrect Airship Ventures and put them in charge.

Since it was the price of helium that wiped out Airship Ventures, use hydrogen as the lifting gas (that wasn't the problem with the original, it was the solid rocket fuel they used to dope the outer canvas envelope with!).


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