This was all thanks to a 2013 request from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, which directed major science-funding agencies to come up with ways of increasing access to the results of publicly funded research.
It also follows a growing general trend towards more openness in science research and academia more broadly.
Who would have thought that fifty years later, NASA's future would be so uncertain.
Congress has recently proposed a bill that would significantly cut funding from the NASA's Constellation program....
[tags: NASA] - More capital should be invested in space technology, and thereby the NASA program, in order to advance sustainable development technologies.
It is undeniable that our global climate is changing because of decisions the human race made long ago.[tags: NASA, Space exploration, Outer space] - NASA and an Uncertain Frontier.Throughout its history, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have been associated with spectacular feats and horrific disasters in space exploration.A fight that sadly continues to be a big struggle to this day across both public and private research institutions and journals.With frustration stemming over the commercial control wielded by the companies who own most academic publishing, some researchers are bypassing established journals altogether by uploading their work directly to the internet.As you'd expect, there's an enormous spread of research on offer, ranging from exercise routines to maintain health during long-duration space missions, to the prospects for life on Titan, and the risk of miscarriage for flight attendants exposed to cosmic radiation.All of this is now free for researchers or anybody with an interest in science to check out and download – a welcome change from when much of the content was locked behind a paywall.It has received great praise for its successes and harsh criticism for its failures.NASA once the leading agency in space exploration is one of those agencies that is either loved or not wanted.The National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958 challenged our Nation to grow our technical and scientific abilities in air and space.Since the 1970s, numerous economic reports and articles have demonstrated that NASA investments help grow the US economy.