Google to roost near NASA Ames

NASA’s Ames Research Center is leasing land to Internet giant Google to build a new research and development campus to push the boundaries of information technology.

The campus in Mountain View, Calif., will house high-tech research projects such as large-scale data management, massively distributed computing and human-to-computer interfaces.

The organizations announced their research collaboration in late 2005 and signed an agreement a year later.

Several joint projects followed, including software that helps scientists post data about planets on the Internet and prototype tools for coordinating responses to large-scale disasters.

Google will construct 1.2 million square feet of offices and other facilities on 42.2 acres. The campus, which is near the company’s headquarters and five minutes from the Ames Research Center, is scheduled to open in the late 2020s.

“With this new campus, we will establish a new era of expanded collaboration with Google that will further enhance our Silicon Valley connections,” said S. Pete Worden, director of the Ames Research Center, in a statement released June 4.

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