Google, NASA sign `a very big deal’ from the San Jose Mercury News gives the
rundown on the aforementioned plans by Google to expand onto NASA’s Ames
facility in Mountain View. It’s not just getting more space. It’s also about
collaborating with NASA scientists and getting NASA data, as well. So literally,
the sky’s not the limit, for Google.
In particular, Google will get access to scientists behind to supercomputing
technology that NASA has developed, the article says. Google also gets more
access to NASA space data and images, additional fodder for Google Maps and
Google Earth, no doubt.
"We already have Google Earth….We’d like to have Google Mars and Google
Moon," Google’s Peter Norvig is quoted as saying.
Postscript from Gary: Google already owns many of the domains that they might need for outer space exploration. See this collection of domains that Google registered a few months ago including GoogleMoon, GoogleMars, and GoogleNeptune.