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.

Ali Llewellyn

Everyone seems to be asking this question lately; earthquakes in Virginia, hurricanes headed to New York, a month of 100+ degree days across Texas. What’s going on with the world’s weather? Do you want to know more than what you get from the evening news weather report?

We have a whole page of hurricane resources to track developing storms, give status on different research projects, and offer extensive archives on hurricane data.

Does NASA study earthquakes too? Absolutely - check out current NASA seismological research at JPL.

Climate Reel is a collection of NASA’s best videos and visualizations of climate change. Want a picture of what the science is telling you? This is the site!

My Big Fat Planet is a global climate change blog hosted by NASA’s Eyes on the Earth. JPL’s Dr. Amber Jenkins posts updates on new developments in earth science and climatology.

What on Earth is another great blog that shares major findings from NASA’s Earth Science team. One of their coolest features is What on Earth is that? where readers can guess the source of interesting photos, videos, and audio clips from NASA’s exploration of our planet (be it from space, the field, or the lab.) Check out their recent post on Hurricane Irene and what NASA knows about the storm.

Stay tuned for the upcoming launch of, where we will highlight NASA’s extensive data archives - particularly in climate and earth observation.