| Many of us now working at NASA reflect on our elementary school days, when we were first inspired by the space program. We saw these amazing achievements and thought, quite accurately, that there was cutting-edge technology at work, being developed by brilliant engineers. Oh, how we longed to work alongside and someday become one of [...]
| In the time it took you to read this sentence, NASA gathered approximately 1.73 gigabytes of data from our nearly 100 currently active missions! We do this every hour, every day, every year – and the collection rate is growing exponentially. Handling, storing, and managing this data is a massive challenge. Our data is one [...]
| One way that NASA data can be made more available online is through an “application programming interface” or API. While the name may be intimidating, you probably use APIs every day. APIs bring us real-time news, weather, and photosharing.