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NASA Ames Schedules Briefing to Discuss Google Agreement

By SpaceRef Editor
December 15, 2006
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NASA Ames Schedules Briefing to Discuss Google Agreement

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

WHAT: Media briefing announcing details of Space Act Agreement with Google, Inc.

WHERE: NASA Ames Research Center, Bldg. N-200, upstairs conference room

WHO: S. Pete Worden, director, NASA Ames Research Center and Chris Kemp, director of business development, NASA Ames Research Center

WHEN: 11:00 a.m. PST, Monday, Dec. 18, 2006. Media call-in: 1-866-758-1669; pass code: 2663262

Major NASA – Google Announcement Planned, SpaceRef

Editor’s Thursday 14 Dec note: From what I have learned, this announcement will unveil a NASA/Google collaboration that is rather unique – indeed exciting. This agreement represents a significant advance for how the agency might collaborate with the private sector in the future – specifically as to how the agency takes its vast collection of data and imagery and makes it more easily available to the world. Among the details of this new cooperative project, Google will be contributing funding to support NASA employees – and not just at ARC – but at other NASA centers as well.

SpaceRef staff editor.