Space – the final frontier

If you thought the sky was the limit for Google, think again:

NASA and Google have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that outlines plans for cooperation on a variety of areas, including large-scale data management, massively distributed computing, bio-info-nano convergence, and encouragement of the entrepreneurial space industry. The MOU also highlights plans for Google to develop up to 1 million square feet within the NASA Research Park at Moffett Field. (NASA Press release)

I may not have gotten the boundaries for Google and NASA-AMES quite right, but here’s how we fit into the picture: