It was February 2008 when I posted my first article on opennasa.com! So much has changed both at NASA and in the world since then. We originally launched opennasa.com because we were a group of people extremely passionate about space exploration that wanted to share, first hand, our perspective of what was happening inside the U.S. space program. We started a conversation that lasted 3.5 years. 277 posts, 5,274 comments, 347 tags and an average of ~54 unique visitors per day. It’s been such an amazing adventure. We have really appreciated the conversation and the #opengov community that has formed within the space industry since then.
Yesterday we launched open.nasa.gov. Like openNASA, the new site will be a collaborative platform for the open government community to share success stories and projects they are working on. We are excited to finally have a home on nasa.gov and look forward to highlighting the ways that transparency, participation, and collaboration are being embraced by NASA policy, technology, and culture and discuss the amazing future that becomes possible because of that commitment.
Content from authors who will participate in the new open.nasa.gov site will be ported over, but this site will remain online and serve as an archive for the content from all those who have contributed to the project. We have a lot planned for the new site, and anticipate it will be an even more successful project than openNASA. We encourage you to check out the new site and let us know what you think! See you at nasa.gov.