2011 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2011 09:32:29 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] PRESERVATION, REUSE: Inspector General questions NASA funding for Moffett Field's (CA) Hangar One
Top NASA official puts demolition of Moffett Field's Hangar One back into play

By Diana Samuels
Palo Alto Daily News (CA)
June 23, 2011

A report that questions the wisdom of spending millions of dollars to replace the walls of Moffett Field's Hangar One has prompted a top NASA official to resurrect the possibility of razing the iconic Peninsula landmark.

In a letter released Wednesday, NASA Associate Administrator for Mission Support Woodrow Whitlow Jr. says the demolition of Hangar One is an option he will consider, along with transferring ownership of the gargantuan structure to a state or local government or proceeding with plans to preserve it by adding new siding after the toxic panels are removed.

NASA is expected to issue a final plan for the hangar by Nov. 30.

The news dealt a blow to Hangar One advocates, who cheered in February when NASA's proposed budget for the 2012 fiscal year included $32.8 million to re-side the hangar, which stands on the east side of Highway 101 in Mountain View.


For the entire article, see

The Whitlow letter quoted in the article is Appendix C of the Inspector General's report found at
http://oig.nasa.gov/audits/reports/FY11/IG-11-020.pdf  .


Lenny Siegel
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