NASA to reveal Space Act Agreement with Google

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From ZDNet

According to NASA Ames, a discussion about the agreement with Google has been scheduled for Monday, December 18. Not much is known about what is going to be discussed, but the press release gives us a couple clues:

NASA Ames Research Center hosts a media briefing Monday to discuss a major announcement involving Google, Inc.

WHAT: Media briefing announcing details of Space Act Agreement with Google, Inc.

What exactly is the "Space Act Agreement"? I searched for it on Google, and found the official document from NASA. It states the purpose as:

Sec. 401. (a) The purpose of this title is to authorize and direct the Administration to develop and carry out a comprehensive program of research, technology, and monitoring of the phenomena of the upper atmosphere so as to provide for an understanding of and to maintain the chemical and physical integrity of the Earth's upper atmosphere.

NASA Press Release

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Google MyouterSpace? ;)

Google MyouterSpace? ;)

I read somewhere

they delayed the announcement?

Here is the NASA announcement

NASA Ames Research Center and Google have signed a Space Act Agreement that formally establishes a relationship to work together on a variety of challenging technical problems ranging from large-scale data management and massively distributed computing, to human-computer interfaces.

As the first in a series of joint collaborations, Google and Ames will focus on making the most useful of NASA's information available on the Internet. Real-time weather visualization and forecasting, high-resolution 3-D maps of the moon and Mars, real-time tracking of the International Space Station and the space shuttle will be explored in the future.

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/news/releases/2006/06_96AR.html

Google Agreements (beta)

gurtie: perhaps you are remembering that Eric Schmidt (Google CEO ) first announced the agreement back in September 2005 but 'there were difficulties' and it took until today for the agreement to be actually agreed.

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