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Google's turf expands 42.2 acres

Google's campus just expanded dramatically.NASA and Google on Wednesday announced a 40-year deal where Google will lease 42.
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Written by Larry Dignan, Contributing Editor on

Google's campus just expanded dramatically.

NASA and Google on Wednesday announced a 40-year deal where Google will lease 42.2 acres from the space agency to build 1.2 million square feet of offices and R&D facilities. The facilities will be built on the NASA Research Park at Ames.

As for the terms of the agreement (statement), Google will pay NASA a base rent of $3.66 million per year. NASA will take the funds to cover the lease and to improve the property at Ames. The 40-year lease can be extended to 90 years via various extensions and adjustments.

Here's a look at the site (Google's part is in pink):

Google said construction in three blocks:

  • 2013: The first phase is planned to begin by the end of September;
  • 2018: The second construction phase kicks off;
  • 2022: The third phase starts.

Google "plans to construct company housing and amenities such as dining, sports, fitness, child care, conference and parking facilities for its employees, as well as recreation and parking facilities and infrastructure improvements for NASA's use."

NASA and Google have been collaborating on projects since 2005 and have partnered on technology R&D.

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