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You Can Now Access All Of NASA's Research Online For Free

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Geeks and wannabe astronauts rejoice – NASA has announced they’re making all their research publicly available on a new online portal.

The new site PubSpace will put up any research or data that NASA has funded within one year of publication. That also includes any peer-reviewed scholarly journals and papers, which are often barred by paywalls.

“At NASA, we are celebrating this opportunity to extend access to our extensive portfolio of scientific and technical publications,” NASA Deputy Administrator Dava Newman said in a press release. “Through open access and innovation we invite the global community to join us in exploring Earth, air and space.”

The pledge is in light of the government's request to make science agencies more transparent and accessible. NASA hopes this increased public access accelerates the spread of information, fosters interest, and ultimately advances scientific knowledge.

The European Union recently said they also hope to make all of their scientific research free and accessible by 2020.

“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.”

You can check it all out here:

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Very cool!

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