| Mars Rover + Rocket + Trajectory = My Job I work for NASA with the Launch Services Program (LSP) at Kennedy Space Center. So what does LSP do? LSP interfaces between the rocket and NASA unmanned spacecraft. The rockets, or launch vehicles, are actually owned by companies, not NASA. So LSP has to be the […]
| We are now ready to see the world's only permanent outpost in space come into its full potential as a unique platform for scientific research and technology development. That's why I work on the International Space Station Program.
| Today we are launching code.nasa.gov, the latest member of the open NASA web family. Through this website, we will continue, unify, and expand NASA’s open source activities. The site will serve to surface existing projects, provide a forum for discussing projects and processes, and guide internal and external groups in open development, release, and contribution. […]
| I recently had a chance to chat with Matt Ritsko, the recent winner of the President’s SAVE Award. The SAVE Award, which stands for Securing Americans Value and Efficiency, was launched in 2009 by President Obama. The award seeks ideas from federal employees to make government more effective and efficient and ensure taxpayer dollars are spent wisely. Matt is a Financial Manager on the Gravity Extreme Magnetism SMEX (GEMS) Flight Project. NASA has a long heritage of....
| Haley Stephenson’s excellent article first appeared in the October issue of NASA’s ASK the Academy newsletter, found here. We are cross-posting it here as a great example of the intersection of engineering and openness. You can contact Haley directly here. All images are courtesy of Bloodhound SSC project. Batman, eat your heart out. From […]
| NASA participates in a number of ‘hackathon’ type of events, most notably, the successful Random Hacks of Kindness in partnership with Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, World Bank, and HP. This weekend, NASA is participating in the sold-out 2011 San Francisco Science Hack Day and we’re bringing all the action to you as it happens. Science Hack Day […]
| NASA has a long history releasing code open source in support of its exploration mission. You may have heard about some successful NASA open source project before, like NASA WorldWind which has over 20 million downloads since 2005. One of the exciting projects currently being undertaken at NASA is an open source space mission design […]