Save Hangar One

Historic Hangar One at Moffett Field in the San Francisco Bay Area is still threatened!

The Navy is stripping the skin and will leave the hangar a skeleton.

Thanks for Your Support!

"Re-Skin" Hangar One!

Blue sky visible through the skeleton of Hangar One's south orange-peel door, August 3, 2011.
Re-Skin Hangar One!

Aug. 11, 2011

As the Navy's contractor continues to remove toxic panels from Moffett Field's historic Hangar One, promised funding for restoration may disappear. The President's NASA budget for fiscal year 2012 included $32.8 million for restoration—installing new siding and roofing to make the hangar watertight—but in June NASA's Inspector General's office questioned the funding. Despite the best efforts of Congresswoman Anna Eshoo and Appropriations Committee member Congressman Mike Honda, the House Appropriations Committee removed hangar restoration from the NASA Appropriations bill.

With federal "discretionary funding" being cut back, it will be an uphill fight to fund restoration this year, but the Senate has not yet taken action. If the project is not funded, the hangar's majestic frame will sit, exposed to the elements, when the Navy completes disassembly in 2012.

Please Sign Our Petition

At the Save Hangar One Committee, we believe our best bet is to urge U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, to fight for the funding. We are therefore circulating the following petition:

To Senator Dianne Feinstein: Moffett Field's historic Hangar One is an architecturally significant landmark important to people throughout the Bay Area and beyond. Restoration following the removal of its toxic siding will create exciting reuse possibilities. Please use your position as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee to preserve the funding requested for its prompt restoration.

Please sign the On-Line Petition!

Because online signatures appear easy to collect, when you sign please add a comment explaining your connection to Hangar One and why you believe it should be preserved now.

Or download (500KB PDF) and print a hardcopy of the petition. Mail signed sheets to SHOC, c/o PSC, 278-A Hope Street, Mountain View, CA 94041.

For more details on the debate over Hangar One's fate, visit the Moffett Users blog.

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