Google Subsidiary To Negotiate For Giant Eight-Acre NASA California Facility, Hangar One

by Elizabeth Howell February 11, 2014

Back in late 2011, three Google executives reportedly approached NASA because they knew the agency was facing a problem. NASA was managing the eight-acre Hangar One, which is best remembered for being an airship construction facility 80 years ago. Renovations were getting expensive, though, and the executives had a proposal: it would take over the […]

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Space Shows Up Prominently in What the World Searched for in 2013

by Nancy Atkinson December 17, 2013

For the past 13 years, Google has put together their annual “Zeitgeist” lists — “signs of the times” as to what people around the world were interested in, as registered by the internet’s largest search engine. In this compilation video, released by Google today, you’ll see space exploration and astronomical events show up several times. […]

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Google’s Year in Review Includes Space Highlights

by Nancy Atkinson December 12, 2012

Even though this is a promotional video by Google, it is a great review of 2012, good and bad. And there’s a plethora of space-related events and people featured. Look for: Felix Baumgartner’s jump, SpaceX’s Dragon launch, the search for the Higgs Boson, space shuttles, Curiosity’s landing, Neil Armstrong, Sally Ride, Ray Bradbury, the International […]

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Explore the Stellar Neighborhood with New Milky Way Visualization

by Nancy Atkinson November 14, 2012

Screenshot from 100,000 Stars Want to explore the Milky Way? A new visualization tool from Google called 100,000 Stars lets you take a tour of our cosmic neighborhood, and with a few clicks of your mouse you can zoom in, out and around and do a little learning along the way. Zoom in to learn […]

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Google’s 5 Most Memorable Space Doodles

by Elizabeth Howell August 1, 2012

Google’s one of those tech companies that makes a big deal about space exploration. There’s not only the Google Lunar X-Prize, or its maps of the Moon and Mars, or memorable April Fool’s pranks such as the lunar Google Copernicus Hosting Environment and Experiment in Search Engineering (G.C.H.E.E.S.E.) The Mountain View, Calif.-based search giant often […]

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