According to a report in The New York Times, the Google founders have forked out around $1.3 million a year for the privilege of parking their customised Boeing 767-200, along with two Gulfstream Vs company jets, at NASA's Moffett Field airport -- just a few minutes from the company's headquarters in Mountain View, California. It isn't the price that has jaws open; it's the fact that the NASA-run airport is closed to private aircraft, making a spot there all the move coveted.
It's a win-win situation, apparently. While the Google execs get prime parking spots for their much-discussed jets, NASA will be allowed to place scientific instruments on the aircraft to collect data on some flights. Airport maintenance costs will be defrayed, while benefiting science.