NASA Wants to Invest More in Moffett Field
Hangar One at Moffett Field.
Monday, Nov 22, 2010 Updated at 11:30 AM PDT
NASA's historically astronomical funding may be on Mr. Obama's chopping block but that isn't stopping the department from going after funding for Moffett Field.
The joint civilian-military airport in the South Bay is in dire need of some upgrades. NASA is planning to spend $20 million to help restore the site formerly rub by the naval air station. The NASA Ames Research Center now operates at the historic site.
Between $15 and $40 million are needed to restore the siding of the air field's historic Hangar One, according to the San Francisco Business Times.
NASA is seeking Congressional approval for $20 million to start on the work and U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, is looking to secure another $10 million.