January 23rd, 2008 | Published in Google Public Policy
NASA turns 50 years old this year, and to help the space agency celebrate its past and look toward its future, our CEO Eric Schmidt spoke here in Washington last Thursday as part of the NASA 50th Anniversary Lecture Series. Here at Google we are particularly appreciative of NASA's work, as data and imagery gathered by the agency helps power tools for our users like Google Earth (and Google Moon). We also have have a long-running partnership with NASA's Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley.
In his talk last Thursday, Eric spoke about the importance of partnerships between NASA and the private sector, highlighted some of the geospatial data that NASA research has yielded, and challenged NASA to embrace open, collaborative platforms as the basis for future innovation. Check out the full video of Eric's talk below: