NASA Goes More Public

Recently NASA has declared that all their data is now publicly accessible and available. Anyone can get access, view and use it copyright free.

NASA Goes More Public
NASA Goes More Public

NASA Goes More Public


Recently NASA has declared that all their data is now publicly accessible and available. Anyone can get access, view and use it copyright free. The data range covers all the images, sounds and videos on the planets, galaxies and space missions. The new portal is an agency for public access. The main goal of this free NASA-Funded Research Results portal is to have more access to science data. 

“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.”

From the beginning of its journey, NASA has been storing the fundamental information of space technology. Now their collection is massive enough to contain over 140,000 items in their media library. It allows the viewers to view, listen and watch while browsing. 

The new feature also enables one to search by year. They are also categorized according to the newest uploads and most popular. 

Space has been always a subject of interest for the mass people. Now, with all the amazing contents by NASA are publicly available, anyone can add a new dimension to the area of interest. The items include astronauts, events, launches, missions, the International Space Station, etc. It is time to retrieve your ‘Star Trek’ spirit further. 

This is a revolutionary quality in this modern era of astronomical advancement. Professionals related in this field can enrich it with their latest content. The interested people mainly the students can be benefited from it when they are doing their astronomical projects. This new decision by NASA has some outstanding features. They are-

  • The latest pop-up description in the most search results allows you to know what is the item about.     
  • The EXIF data in the images is helpful for photography loving people. It provides detail information about an image too. 
  • NASA GIFs is a channel with a wide range of animated GIFs. It’s Pinterest page ‘NASA on Pinterest’ is another channel.   
  • NASA’s PubSpace ( gives people the opportunity to have access to scholarly journals and papers. Anyone can download, read and analyze these data within one year of publication.  
  • One-stop shopping is a pathway that makes accessibility easier. It enhances advanced scientific knowledge and thus contributes to the nation's future prosperity.
  • Texture maps and polygon data are 3-dimensional models. They are of great use in educational and informational purposes as well. 
  • All these can be used only for non-commercial purposes. But commercial use is not prohibited as long as any organization follows the Media Usage Guidelines. 

In 2013, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy requested the science-funding agencies to speed up access to the results of federally-funded research. So, NASA developed the plan to create massive accessibility in collaboration with the existing science and technology research community. The agency has also decided to continue consultation to see the positive effects in the coming days.

“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.