Posts Tagged: NASA

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 »

When Failure is our Best Option

Reposted from original at openNASA.com You’ve heard it many times before, “Failure is not an option.” When Gene Kranz uttered this line in reference to Apollo 13, he was absolutely right. At that moment it was imperative that the team succeed in bringing the crew home safely. If you’ve ever seen the movie Apollo 13,Read… Read more »

OpenNASA v2.0: An OpenSource/OpenSocial portal for the Federal Community Cloud

Here is a link to my slideshare presentation: http://www.slideshare.net/meskey/opennasa-v20 It would be quite wonderful to partner with other Federal Agencies to build a suite of opensocial portals, i.e., OpenNASA, OpenEPA, OpenDHS, OpenNIH, etc. Come find me on GovLoop if you’re interested in seeing a demo or getting an overview of our work in progress… SeeRead… Read more »

GovLoop Member of the Week: Emma Antunes and Spacebook

Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before. – Captain James T. Kirk, start of every episode of the original TV series ‘Star Trek While CaptainRead… Read more »

NASA innovation prizes – liveblogging from #pfgov

Centennial Challenges NASA prizes for the citizen inventor Diana Palmer Hoyt Manager, Strategic Planning Innovative Partnerships Program, NASA HQ Why does NASA offer prizes / challenges? Because what we do is very difficult, and we’re looking for heroic solutions to the grand challenges of our vision. Well-executed, smart Prize programs hold the promise to deliverRead… Read more »

Web 2.0 Can Recruit New Workforce

From Federal Computer Week As the discussion about acquisition reform continues in Congress and throughout the federal government, a new emphasis is emerging on workforce development as critical to successful acquisitions. Concern about the nearing wave of large-scale retirements has grown for the past several years, yet no good solution has emerged. Recent press coverageRead… Read more »

Launching a New Mission: Michael Griffin and NASA’s Return to the Moon

W. Henry Lambright writes an interesting report about Griffin and NASA. A summary of the report is that President George W. Bush told NASA to return to the moon and prepare for manned exploration of Mars. The man he put in charge, Michael Griffin, was a certified rocket scientist with a passion for manned spaceRead… Read more »

Biggest Losers in Space?

H.R. 1962 We, the United States of America, cannot afford to become the biggest Losers in Space! If we allow the Space Shuttle program to close, for a period of at least 5 years (because programs always over-run) we will be completely dependent on Russia and possibly other nations’ space programs. WE will be sendingRead… Read more »

Making NASA Relevant Again

Making NASA Relevant Again, NASA Watch “… This is where the new Administration’s immediate priorities are going to focus: fixing the economy and the underlying infrastructure that keeps it going. Where NASA fits in this refocused political environment is not clear. If NASA can be seen as a player in the overall renewal of infrastructure,Read… Read more »