As 2011 comes to a close, we would like to share a special thank you to everyone who has supported the Open Government Initiative this past year. We have come a long way this year and to celebrate the many accomplishments, we created an annual report infographic that shares some of the impressive highlights related to Open Government at NASA from the past 12 months. In 2012, we look forward to continuing to work with you to share NASA’s data, push forward the use of Open Source technologies, and create new participatory opportunities to engage citizens in our space exploration and aeronautics mission

2011 Open Government Infographic

Highlights in Text

3 Shuttles launched into space
560,000 The number of view of the final Space Shuttle launch on NASA TV (one of the biggest online events in NASA history)
3 Astronauts in space right now
140,000,000+ Views of the homepage
250+ Social media accounts by NASA across across Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Foursquare, Google+, YouTube, UStream and SlideShare
32 Astronauts with active twitter accounts
2,371,250 Followers on Twitter, Facebook & Google+
7,500,000 Views of the viral “Time Lapse from Space” video, by Michael König on vimeo
17 Tweetups held to date
1600+ Cumulative participants at 2011 NASA Tweetups
89 Blog posts published at since July 2011
65,687 Views on since July 2011
12,307 Lines of code written for the openNASA family of websites
2,300,000 Lines of code on the International Space Station
16 Software packages released under an open source license
1,200+ Datasets published at
4,000+ Citizens engaged via Random Hacks of Kindness events in 2011
99 Cities around the world that have hosted a RHoK hackathon
25 Days that it took NASA to reach 50K followers on Google+
97 Countries represented via remote engagement at the IT Summit (5830 people total)
110 Problem statements submitted for the International Space Apps Challenge
14,094 Citizen scientist object classifications made during the NEEMO-15 mission
320 Citizen scientists registered to assist the NEEMO-15 mission
46,000 Middle school students reached by NASA Education’s 2011 Summer of Innovation program
80 Fellowships provided by NASA’s Office of Chief Technologist to graduate students from 37 universities and colleges
1400 Number of research and technology development experiments that have been conducted on the International Space Station
1131 FOIA requests processed
1027 FOIA requests received
70% Completed of the 150 original 2-year OpenGov goals

Warm Wishes for the New Year,
The NASA OpenGov Team

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