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NASA 'committed' to re-skinning Hangar One

Original post made on Mar 12, 2010

In a meeting Thursday night, NASA and Navy officials said that, for the first time, they are jointly "committed" to preserving historic Hangar One at Moffett Field and various options for restoring the hangar should be released by the end of March.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, March 12, 2010, 2:00 PM

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Posted by National Security Agency
a resident of North Whisman
on Mar 12, 2010 at 5:45 pm

"Braxton made comments indicating that NSA was seriously considering the use of private development funds"

I think you meant NASA instead of NSA

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Posted by j. ravanelli
a resident of Whisman Station
on Mar 12, 2010 at 6:32 pm

HOORAH!!! now if we could do something about the rest of nasa's budget......

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Posted by John the Man
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Mar 13, 2010 at 10:59 am

This is not news. This is junk.

They have an agreement. Hooray. But they still have no idea where the money to do this task is going to come from or even a timeline. THAT'S the only story in all of this, that they still are at square one about paying for all of this.

Until they get the $$ to do this, it's not a story, it's just junk. It's rumor and public opinion shaping, that's all.

Just tear the damn thing down already. If you REALLY think that people's lives are going to be appreciably better because you do OR don't keep the hanger, you have a pathetic life. Just tear it down, put that money towards things that would make people's lives appreciably better.

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Posted by Joe
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Mar 13, 2010 at 8:06 pm

I think it is a good thing they are repairing the roof, although there are some questions about how it is to be funded.
Airships are making a slow return to use for security operations so a hangar like Moffett does have its uses.
Joe See: and

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Posted by cranefly
a resident of Rex Manor
on Mar 14, 2010 at 6:45 pm

It is awe-inspiring that NASA is setting for itself such an ambitious and far-reaching goal. I look forward to the day when I can tell my grandchildren all about how I witnessed this, the beginning of our conquest of the cosmos. Kudos!

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Posted by Doug Pearson
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Mar 15, 2010 at 7:23 pm

Years ago, when there was talk of using the Hanger to house a Moffett Air/Space Museum, I contributed to an organization set up to raise money for the project. That idea has apparently died, I'm sorry to say, but I would still be willing, as Cheryl Orth is, to contribute to the cost of re-skinning the Hanger.

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Posted by kathy
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Mar 15, 2010 at 11:40 pm

I think if they added up all the man-hours (NASA/RAB etc) on this issue over the past few years the Government could have re-skinned the Hangar many times over. Our tax dollars at work, let's just do it and stop talking about it.

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Posted by Edward
a resident of another community
on Mar 18, 2010 at 7:48 am

I'm curious, what covers its big brother in Akron, Ohio?

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Posted by Gx
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Mar 18, 2010 at 8:03 am

I still think Google is missing out on a big PR opportunity here. They could reskin it and add a huge Google logo. The old Mountain View meets the new...

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