NASA research is now available to the public for no charge as part of a 2013 request from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy which directed agencies to increase access to federally-funded research results. So if you’re interested in tsunamis on Mars or on the effects of a closed space environment on gene expression in astronaut’s hair follicles and everything in between, now’s your chance.
“At NASA, we are celebrating this opportunity to extend access to our extensive portfolio of scientific and technical publications,” said NASA Deputy Administrator Dava Newman. “Through open access and innovation we invite the global community to join us in exploring Earth, air and space.”
There are currently 863 articles available through PubSpace, with more to be added as they are completed and made available. Peer-reviewed scholarly journals and papers in juried conference proceedings now must be added to PubSpace within a year of publication, making them available for reading, download, and analysis to the public for free.
“Making our research data easier to access will greatly magnify the impact of our research,” said NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan. “As scientists and engineers, we work by building upon a foundation laid by others.”
By making NASA science data more easily accessible, the agency hopes that it will help to advance scientific knowledge.
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