Google Buys A Coveted Plane Parking Space At NASA

Sometimes, it's good to be the king, even if it's the king of online search. Google's founders have landed a great new parking space for Boeing 767-200: an airport run by NASA that is typically closed to private aircraft, according to this New York Times piece.

The deal is certainly unusual, but it's not especially one-sided. While Google brass gets their nearby mammoth parking, they are paying $1.3 million a year plus NASA officials have "signed a unique agreement last month that allows it to place scientific instruments and researchers on planes used by the Google founders. NASA gets to collect scientific data on some flights of those jets, which in addition to the Boeing 767-200 includes two Gulfstream Vs," the Times story reported.