Friday, October 24, 2008

A New (Fighter) Jet for Google’s Founders? - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

Strange days indeed – Google is apparently leasing a fighter jet and loaning it to NASA, its Moffett Field landlord…

After The New York Times filed a Freedom of Information Act request with NASA, the agency released documents related to the lease agreement between NASA and H211 LLC. In an e-mail Thursday, Dolores Beasley, a NASA spokeswoman said: “The agreement was amended to support a recent science mission–observation of the re-entry of the European Space Agency’s “Jules Verne” Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV). Additional amendments are in progress in regards to the Alpha jet.”

It is not clear who exactly owns or flies the fighter jet. Mr. Schmidt is an avid pilot.

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Presumably no attacks on Microsoft are planned at this time.

A New (Fighter) Jet for Google’s Founders? - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

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