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.

Nick Skytland

I hope for your help to explore and protect the wild ocean in ways that will restore the health and, in so doing, secure hope for humankind. Health to the ocean means health for us. —Sylvia Earle

On July 16 One World One Ocean will join Dr. Sylvia Earle, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, Liquid Pictures 3D, and a team of aquanauts for a 6-day expedition to a “research only” zone in Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, home to Aquarius, the last remaining underwater lab in the world. Since 1993, America’s “inner space station” has helped us understand the disappearance of coral reefs, train NASA astronauts for space and research sea sponges, the source of two cancer drugs. The discoveries made at Aquarius have opened our eyes to how little we really know about the vast complexity of the ocean. It is one of the planet’s most important brain trusts, and it is about to be closed.

This may be the final mission to Aquarius Reef Base! One World One Ocean will capture all the action with live interviews and in-depth coverage. Check out this video that truly captures the beauty of the Aquarius habitat using
IMAX, RED, GoPro and DSLR cameras.

Join the expedition at and join Sylvia Earle for a Google+ hangout Monday, July 16, 2012 at 1PM EDT.  Also check out past Open Government missions at the Aquarius facility: