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Hacking ARC’s Hangar One

By Keith Cowing
April 8, 2013
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NASA Synopsis: Rehabilitation of Hangar One at NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field CA

“NASA Ames Research Center is planning for the rehabilitation of Hangar One, a historic property located at Moffett Field, California. The hangar is currently undergoing environmental clean up to remove hazardous materials. The remediation of environmental contamination and the removal of hazardous material are being undertaken by the US Navy, as a Navy responsibility. At the conclusion of the Navy’s environmental cleanup, the hangar will be returned to NASA as a structure free of hazardous materials but without the exterior siding, roof and windows. NASA’s desire is to rehabilitate the hangar with new metal siding, restore the historic windows, install a new roof on the upper crown of the hangar and return the hangar to a state of usefulness. To date, funding has not been identified for this rehabilitation effort.”

NASA Ames looking to pay for Hangar One restoration with its own funds, SJ Mercury News

“Though NASA officials have long said the agency doesn’t have the millions necessary to restore the hangar and wanted the Navy to foot the bill instead, Feng said “people are more focused on it now.” A contractor hired by the Navy is preparing to begin dismantling the interior of the structure in October and expects to remove the walls in the spring. “Now that we’re kind of standing on the precipice of the Navy starting to take down the skin,” Feng said, “it’s becoming more real.”

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