According to this article, Google and NASA are teaming up. Google is becoming less focused on Internet search and broadening its reach around information management.
The article quotes Google’s Eric Schmidt, “Google and NASA share a common desire, to bring a universe of information to people around the world.” Google has collected a good number of highly respected researchers. I’m sure that there are people at both companies that respect the researchers of the other. Perhaps, there is a lot of employee movement between Google and NASA. I can easily recall Peter Norvig, who was part of NASA and is now working for Google. I would seriously consider employment from either of these two companies.