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NASA Ames Schedules Briefing to Discuss Google Agreement

Yu [PersonRank 4]

Saturday, December 16, 2006
15 years ago3,891 views

"MOFFETT FIELD, Calif,. – NASA Ames Research Center hosts a media briefing Monday to discuss a major announcement involving Google, Inc."

http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2006/dec/HQ_M06190_Google_Announcement.html

Yu [PersonRank 4]

15 years ago #

Some background information:

"“Our planned partnership presents an enormous range of potential benefits to the space program,” said NASA Ames Center Director G. Scott Hubbard. “Just a few examples are new sensors and materials from collaborations on bio-info-nano convergence, improved analysis of engineering problems, as well as Earth, life and space science discoveries from supercomputing and data mining, and bringing entrepreneurs into the space program. While our joint efforts will benefit both organizations, the real winner will be the American public,” he added."

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/news/releases/2005/05_50AR.html

" The MOU also highlights plans for Google to develop up to one million square feet within the NASA Research Park at Moffett Field. "

http://www.google.com/press/pressrel/google_nasa.html

Garett Rogers [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

I am confident they will be announcing a product called "iEarth" which is basically a plugin or something for Google Earth.

http://blogs.zdnet.com/Google/?p=423

Mambo [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

I guess it's possible... but is that really a major announcement Garett? I would say that a major announcement is more of thing like a merged product of Google Earth with iEarth. Just something more groundbreaking on a consumer level...

DPic [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Well how major is major? They may consider it more major than Google would.

Garett Rogers [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

It's true it could be something else – more "major", however this is actually pretty ground breaking if you look at it through the eyes of NASA... they currently have no way to use the data they have been collecting – and what better way to make it available than through a product like Google Earth.

I would be very surprised if this isn't what is being announced Monday.

Or maybe they are sending someone to Mars ;) I guess anything can happen when you are talking about Google heh

Support Freedom! [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Remember the famous Google "Master Plan"?

"Buy Mars."

It's on their "plan"!

Hmmm.

DPic [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

http://www.itwire.com.au/content/view/8170/53/

Reto Meier [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

There's a press release now available at the NASA website:

http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2006/dec/HQ_06371_Ames_Google.html

Looks like Garett was pretty close to the mark, it's using Google Earth technologies to make NASA information more readily available to the general public. Good stuff.

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