NASA has a long history of placing large amounts of data online for members of the public to use. Recently, on January 22, 2010, we provided three new datasets and 18 other tools, widgets and catalogs to Of the 18 new widgets and catalogs, three of which stand out as chosen descriptive tools indicative of NASA’s products:

The three new datasets provided to the “raw” data catalog are available in a machine readable format and updated as new data is received from NASA’s spacecraft:

NASA has provided public insight into its operations for many years, from publishing its employee directory online to providing human capital information query-able in many ways. Since NASA’s inception, we have publicly archived all of its data received from spacecraft projects, including over 4TB of new Earth Science data each day. There are tools and geodata catalogs available to allow scientists and the public to access NASA’s raw data. When accessed through these Distributed Active Archive Centers (DAACs), tools and catalogs, the user gets more value out of the aggregated data than it would alone. NASA is committed to receiving public and employee ideas for additional high-value datasets, particularly datasets from the institutional and procedural realms of NASA activities and providing new datasets to the raw data catalog on giving greater insight into the inner workings of the U.S. space program.

Additional sources of NASA data include:


› Tool Catalog
› GeoData Catalog
› Raw Data Catalog

Earth Science Data

› Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS)
› Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center
› NASA’s HEASARC Web-based Tools
› Global Change Master Directory
› Goddard Institute for Space Studies Earth/Climate Change Data
› CEOS International Directory Network
› USGS/NASA Landsat Data on New Earth Explorer
› Ocean Color
› On Earth
› Gateway to Astronaut Photography
› NASA Earth Observations
› Visible Earth
› NASA Earth Observatory
› LandSat 7 Datasets for MultiSpec
› Earth Plus
› International Space Station EarthKam
› Physical Oceanography DAAC
› STEREO Science Center
› SDO self-updating views

Space Science Data

› National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC)
› National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC) Master Catalog
› Planetary Data System (PDS)
› FERMI Mission Data
› HelioViewer (beta)
› Virtual Solar Observatory
› Sun Grazing Comets from SOHO/STEREO
› Space Weather Action Center
› Multiwavelength Milky Way
› Observable Comets
› Solar System Dynamics
› Space Life Science Data Archive

Data for Educators

› My NASA Data
› NASA Quest QNA Database
› NASA on the National Science Digital Library

Desktop Data Tools

› Multispec Data Viewer
› High Energy Astrophysics HERA Tool
› NASA World Wind

Miscellaneous Data

› NASA Human Capital Information
› NASA Employee Directory