Memorial Day

A P3 Navy aircraft with Hanger One at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California.
A P3 Navy aircraft with Hanger One at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif. Memorial Day Week 2009.

Things are a bit slow this weekend as Americans take time to remember the military veterans who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. I was reminded of this today during a visit to NASA Ames Research Center here in Mountain View. The facility was a military base from 1931-94. The California Air National Guard operates out of Moffett Field.

To all veterans, living and dead, who sacrificed so much so that I could write these words today:

THANK YOU!!!


NASA Ames, Universities in Talks on Moffett Research Park

NASA Ames and a group of local universities led by the University of California at Santa Cruz are in discussions about the development of a major new campus at Moffett Field to conduct space travel research, the Mountain View Voice reports.

“UCSC, Santa Clara University, the Foothill-De Anza College District and Carnegie Melon University have all signed a letter of intent with NASA Ames, with all of them seeking a major presence in the NASA Research Park planned for Moffett.

“‘It’s an agreement to hold open discussions between us and NASA to see if we can arrive at a plan that will allow us to implement a vision for the research park,’ said Bill Berry, managing director of UCSC’s Affiliated Research Center.”