Posts Tagged: NASA

Ideas on How to Open NASA? Spill!

Are you someone who knows exactly what it takes to make NASA the best agency possible? Do you doodle ideas on cocktail napkins and mail them to a NASA Center? Do you wake up early in the morning to watch Space Shuttle launches (like this morning’s 4:14 a.m. EST STS-130 launch) or stay up allRead… Read more »

Useful Links for the Open Government Directive

Useful Links for the Open Government Directive OSTP Blog – The White House Open Government Dashboard – Seeking your input: http://blog.ostp.gov/2009/12/16/the-white-house-open-government-dashboard-seeking-your-input/ Slides from Open Gov Directive Workshop: http://is.gd/64DJr Evaluating the /open pages for the Open Government Directive: http://www.sunlightlabs.com/blog/2010/evaluating-open-pages/ Sunlight Labs Open Watcher: http://sunlightlabs.com/open/ Participation and Collaboration: Two Cornerstones to an Effective Open Government: http://blogs.gartner.com/andrea_dimaio/2010/01/17/whats-the-difference-between-participation-and-collaboration-and-how-do-i-comply-with-the-open-government-directive/ BarryRead… Read more »

What’s YOUR Passion? Why should We Care?

This weekend, I participated in the Science Online 2010 conference at the Research Triangle in North Carolina, at the request of Karen James of the HMS Beagle Project. We connected on Twitter. She works in the UK. I work in DC. We met for the first time in North Carolina. Pretty cool, huh! Our panelRead… Read more »

Run aRound Red Tape

True Confession: Yes, I’m bureaucrat. I prefer the term, civil servant — though that implies work is civil, doesn’t it? Au contraire. If I could give you one visual image to describe my experience in the government, it would be this one of Catherine Zeta-Jones from the 1999 movie “Entrapment”: No. I don’t look atRead… Read more »

Go-No Go and the Black Hole between

As we face the end of our Space Shuttle program (only five more flights remaining), I’m struck by the “Go-No Go” mentality of NASA’s can-do Mission Control teams at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. Think about it. “Go-No Go” translates into, “We’re going forward until we tell you to stop.” Success-oriented thinking. A “Go-NoRead… Read more »

Vote @Astro_Mike: Tweet of the Year!

Vote for Twitternaut @Astro_Mike Massimino’s first tweet from space for “Tweet of the Year” in Mashable’s Open Web Awards Social Media Edition. You can vote once a day through December 13th. Find out more about NASA’s first Massimillionaire. Let your vote send this message: When we tweet from space, everyone listens.

Tracing the Whys

Reposted from original at www.opennasa.com When reading the Augustine Committee’s summary report, there was one particular line that really stood out to me. “In fact, the Committee finds that no plan compatible with the FY 2010 budget profile permits human exploration to continue in any meaningful way.” Wow. That is a lot to take in.Read… Read more »

Why Twitter? Why Now? Why Not?

NASA hosted our first tweet-up at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, corresponding with the STS-129 Space Shuttle launch. Tweeters from around the world attended — from as far away as the UK, Morocco, and New Zealand. We exposed them to speakers who shared their experiences on what it takes to launch a Shuttle toRead… Read more »