Arguments to invest in space

via NASA and the programme #Penny4NASA, a project meant to stress the importance of advancing the space frontier and to ignite scientific curiosity in the general public. An excellent pleading example if you need to convince corporations, authorities or other entities to invest in space through the power of inspiration.  

Asteroid (101955) 1999 RQ36 needs a name!

  Teachers, parents, planetaria people and all those of you aiming to get students and children excited about astronomy, here’s a great opportunity! NASA invites students worldwide to name an asteroid from which an upcoming mission will return the first samples to Earth. Scheduled to launch in 2016, the mission is called the Origins-Spectral Interpretation-Resource … Continue reading


Not 100% sure this is a NASA official campaign, but there is some buzz on Twitter right now encouraging people to ask questions to NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden via the hashtag #AskCharlie. It’s a nice example of interacting with your community. ESA/Hubble did a similar thing when it replied questions from its community via … Continue reading

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