Agency News: NASA

NASA launches mission simulator Web site

NASA launches an online simulator that lets anybody pilot the space shuttle and view how space communications works.

NASA rethinks $1.5B enterprise data center contract

NASA recently announced that it would be reworking its plans for acquiring an enterprise data center to better meet the agency's needs.

Geospatial apps help temper Mother Nature's fury

Government agencies find that linking sensors to other geospatial data could improve emergency management, environmental monitoring and homeland security.

A mappable mashup

The National Weather Service's Ridge 2 system fuses ground-based radar and human-created weather alert data with geospatial data and makes it available to other agencies and the public.

CDC, other agencies find social media an elixir for healthier public relations

Social media experts from the CDC, Transportation Security Administration and NASA share tips and best practices about building successful Web 2.0 tools.

Commerce loses, Education gains in IT spending

Most IT budgets would change little from fiscal 2010 under the Obama administration's budget.

NASA plans live video feed from space

NASA plans to stream live video from the International Space Station and broadcast it on the Internet beginning Feb. 1.

NASA projects could speed transmissions from the final frontier

Faster network speeds, new network technologies could increase the ability of astronauts and probes to send images, data.

NASA plans Tweetup event for Space Shuttle mission

A small group of followers of NASA's Twitter feeds will participate in a Tweetup event where they will get a behind-the-scenes look at a Space Shuttle mission.

Space station astronauts get Web access

Astronauts on the International Space Station now have personal access to the Internet for Web surfing and social media.

Goddard Space Flight Center names new chief information officer

Adrian Gardner has been appointed as the new CIO for NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, and will officially assume his duties on Feb. 1.

Cloud computing could pave way for open government

Federal agencies might need cloud computing as a way to meet new mandates to share information with the public, experts say. Meanwhile, the Defense Department falls in line with President Barack Obama's directive for open government.

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