In 2007, a small group of people began an intentional, collaborative experiment in open, transparent, and direct communication about your space program. Our goal was to enable your direct participation in exploring and contributing to NASA’s mission.

Many of us have since begun new adventures. This site will remain as an archive of the accomplishments of the openNASA experiment.

Sean Herron

NASA’s web presence is gigantic. We operate thousands of websites covering pretty much every topic imaginable. Events such as the STS-135 Space Shuttle Launch and the Mars Curiosity rover landing bring millions of visitors watching streaming video live. According to an Alexa report, is the 732nd most visited website in the world (498th in the US), beating the White House (2,813th) and a number of other extremely popular websites.

Since we launched our last design in 2007, the online landscape has changed. Social Media has exploded and the growth of mobile web traffic has placed a huge importance on responsive design and adaptive experiences. As NASA’s web team enters a new brainstorming process on the future of the site, they want *your* input on how to make it even better.

From now until December 19th, NASA is accepting feedback for new ideas on functionality and strategy. Have a suggestion? Go ahead and submit, vote, and comment on ideas at They’d love to hear from you!

As a side note, this all fits very well with NASA’s Digital Strategy, which is shaping how the agency offers its services to the public online. There’s currently a huge effort to offer more raw data and APIs for public consumption. We’d love your feedback on how to improve this initiative, as well!