NASA and Open Source

The National Aeronautic and Space Administration has been a leading global pioneer in science and technology since its inception in 1958, boldly going where no man has gone before. NASA has produced technology that has been adapted not only for the grandeur of space exploration but also for non-aerospace uses in the private sector, bringing us everything from the moon landing and GPS navigation to improved breast cancer testing procedures.

But did you know that NASA is also an active participant in the open source community?

The agency has been using WordPress extensively for years on multiple sites including, and The open.NASA site currently runs on a sweet combination of LAMP & WordPress with a modified version of a the Protean theme. NASA even encourages visitors to clone the theme, if they would like to.

Keep reading the great article written by Sarah Gooding on wpmuorg. and discover how NASA is an advocate for open source.

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