Moffett Field

This NASA Hubble Space Telescope image released 04 December, 2003 shows a festively colored nebula, called NGC 604, one of the largest known seething cauldrons of star birth in a nearby galaxy. NGC 604 is similar to familiar star-birth regions in our Milky Way galaxy, such as the Orion Nebula, but it is vastly larger in extent and contains many more recently formed stars. This monstrous star-birth region contains more than 200 brilliant blue stars within a cloud of glowing gases some 1,300 light-years across, nearly 100 times the size of the Orion Nebula. The bright stars in NGC 604 are extremely young by astronomical standards, having formed a mere 3 million years ago. (NASA/AFP/Getty Images)

‘X-Files’ Sounds Captured By Student’s Microphones On Edge Of Space Leaves Scientists Baffled

Sound from space captured by microphones aboard a NASA student balloon experiment has scientists baffled.

05/05/2015

File photo of the forme NAS Moffett Field and some of the areas contained in the Mountain View Superfund cleanup site. (NASA Ames)

Google Takes Control Of Moffett Field Ushering In New Era Of Technology

Google officially took over the Moffett Federal Airfield in Mountain View on Wednesday from NASA so the tech giant can use the site’s three air hangars to develop its robots, drones and other new technologies.

04/01/2015

An artist's rendering of the Orion capsule on re-entry. (NASA)

NASA Ames Delays Viewing Party For 1st Flight Of Orion Spacecraft

NASA is trying to launch the next generation of technology with the maiden test flight of the Orion spacecraft.

12/03/2014

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Elite Special Force At Moffett Field Counted On For High-Stakes Rescues

When they are in trouble, who do Navy Seals call? A little-known elite Special Operations force known as Guardian Angel, a non-aircraft, equipment based weapon system employed by pararescuemen, combat rescue officers and SERE (which stands for Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape.)

11/19/2014

File photo of the forme NAS Moffett Field and some of the areas contained in the Mountain View Superfund cleanup site. (NASA Ames)

Google To Pay More Than $1B Over 60 Years To Rent Part Of NASA’s Moffett Field

Google is renting 1,000 acres of a historic California air base for space exploration, aviation and robotics projects.

11/10/2014

The Kaufman family comes ashore after arriving in San Diego aboard the USS Vandergift, April 9, 2014. (U.S. Navy)

Family Rescued At Sea By Moffett Field Team Sues Satellite Phone Company For Cut Service

A California family rescued at sea by members of an elite team from Moffett Field is suing their phone company, for cutting them off during an emergency.

07/16/2014

Purple Hears are displayed before a Purple Heart ceremony at Walter Reed Army Medical Center April 6, 2007 in Washington, DC. Six soldiers were awarded the Purple Heart for injuries sustained in combat serving in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Palo Alto World War II Hero To Receive Medals Promised But Never Received After Battlefield Injuries

A 90-year-old Palo Alto army veteran will be formally recognized Wednesday evening for his bravery and service in World War II with the medals he was promised by the military, but never received.

06/04/2014

President Barack Obama speaks about the government shutdown and debt ceiling standoff in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC, October 16, 2013. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama To Stop At Mountain View Walmart In Latest Bay Area Fundraising Trip

President Barack Obama will make an appearance at the Walmart store in Mountain View to talk about energy efficiency, as part of his latest fundraising trip to the Bay Area this week.

05/06/2014

Liftoff of the LADEE spacecraft at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Island Flight Facility on September 6, 2013. The spacecraft was built at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View. (NASA TV)

After Surviving Lunar Eclipse, NASA Spacecraft Crashes Into Moon

NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) crashed into the surface of the moon late Thursday night, but controllers are thrilled about the impact after a successful mission studying what little atmosphere the moon has.

04/18/2014

The Kaufman family, rescued at sea during around-the-world sailing voyage.

Moffett Field Para-Rescuers Who Saved Sick Toddler From Parent’s Boat An Elite Group

The men who saved a sick toddler from her parent’s boat off the coast of Mexico are often compared to superman, ninjas, and even called real-life X-men.

04/09/2014

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