Latest NASA Budget Stories

2012-05-02 06:52:27

NASA's website, www.nasa.gov, has won awards in two categories as the best government site in the 16th Annual Webby Awards, the leading international honor for the world's best websites. The site received its fourth consecutive People's Voice Award, its fifth overall, in a popular vote and for the first time won the judges' Webby Award in the category. "We are honored to once again be recognized for our online communications efforts," said David Weaver, associate administrator for...

NASA Releases New Open Government Plan
2012-04-09 13:59:13

NASA released a new Open Government Plan on Monday, including a flagship initiative to build a new web architecture. The plan features a directory of over 100 participatory, collaborative and transparent projects that offer citizens an opportunity to "understand, support and engage" with the agency, according to the plan. NASA's said that it will continue to add projects to the directory throughout the next year. The space agency's Open Government efforts were launched two years ago...

NASA's New 'Earth Now' App: Your World, Unplugged
2012-03-20 03:20:24

A free, new iPhone app from NASA literally puts the whole world in the palm of your hands. "Earth Now" immerses cyber explorers in dazzling visualizations of near-real-time global climate data from NASA's fleet of Earth science satellites. Available at the iTunes Store or by visiting http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/apps , Earth Now displays data on many of the key vital signs of our planet that NASA satellites track. Whether your interest is current surface air temperatures over Australia, carbon...

NASA Launches International Competition to Develop Space Apps
2012-03-11 06:57:35

NASA, governments around the world and civil society organizations will co-host the International Space Apps Challenge on April 21-22 with events across seven continents and in space. The apps competition will bring people together to exploit openly available data collected by space agencies around the world to create innovative solutions to longstanding global challenges. An initiative of the U.S. Open Government National Action Plan, the challenge will showcase the impact scientists and...

Amidst Budget Cuts, NASA Announces New Mars Program Planning Group
2012-02-27 12:13:32

During a time of strict budget restraints, NASA still presses on by announcing the new Mars Program Planning Group (MPPG) on Monday. NASA's associate administrator for the Science Mission Directorate, John Grunsfeld, named former NASA program manager Orlando Figueroa as the head of the new MPPG. Figueroa is tasked with the job to reformulate NASA's Mars Exploration Program, which has faced budget cuts from President Barack Obama's new proposal. Due to the new budget restraints, NASA...

NASA Releases Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Request
2012-02-13 13:37:56

NASA announced Monday a $17.7 billion budget request for fiscal year 2013 supporting an ambitious program of space exploration that will build on new technologies and proven capabilities to expand America's reach into the solar system. Despite a constrained fiscal environment, the NASA FY13 budget continues to implement the space science and exploration program agreed to by President Obama and a bipartisan majority in Congress, laying the foundation for ground-breaking discoveries here on...

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