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Google Founders Gain Access To Moffett Fld (NASA Airport)  
User currently offlineJlk From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 184 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2450 times:

http://www.rediff.com/money/2007/sep/13mlook.htm

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.

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