MOUNTAIN VIEW — The restoration of Hangar One, a Silicon Valley icon that is a landmark reminder of a bygone era of giant dirigibles, is slated to get into high gear under a project being led by Google’s Planetary Ventures unit.
Hangar One, located on the grounds of the NASA Ames Research Center and Moffett Federal Airfield in Mountain View, will be restored to the point where it can be used again, a rebirth that could include space, aviation and tech research.
The full-fledged work of restoral, on the heels of years of toxic materials cleanup and environmental remediation, was scheduled to begin as soon as Thursday, according to information released by Rep. Anna Eshoo, a Democrat whose district encompasses parts of Santa Clara County and San Mateo County, including Mountain View.
“I’m thrilled that restoration of Hangar One will finally begin on May 5,” Rep. Eshoo said in comments emailed to this news organization. “Our community has…