NASA, Google partnership still taking flight, SF Chronicle
"More than two years after forging a partnership that technology insiders hoped would spawn a new era of innovation in Silicon Valley, Google and NASA have few tangible products to show for their collaboration. But that that doesn't faze Google's managers, who say the goal is to get employees brainstorming and promote the space program - not to create flashy products. "Google didn't enter into this partnership saying 'How are we going to change this product and that product?' " said Dan Clancy, engineering director at Google. "The tangible results are that we have a lot more interaction between our staff and their staff."