A newly released NASA video, produced by the Space Technology Institute (STI) in California, lays out the science and technology roadmap for how the agency plans to achieve space-related goals over the next few decades.
The video, titled “NASA’s Space-Based Systems Mission Architecture” and titled “Creating a New Data Sharing Framework for the Exploration of Space” were produced for the STI’s Space Science and Technology Conference, which is taking place this week in Las Vegas.
It was released Thursday.
In the video, NASA Director Michael Griffin says that NASA is looking for ways to increase its ability to collect data about space phenomena and then to share this data with other nations.
“The way we can accomplish this, in the long run, is through a data sharing framework that can be used by all nations,” he says.
The goal is to create a framework that will enable a wide variety of organizations, from government to commercial entities, to share data in real time.
“What we’re trying to do here is look at what can we do to make it easy for our commercial partners to leverage this, what kinds of things can we create to help them build their own data sets and data analytics tools that will allow them to do the same thing we’re doing,” Griffin says.
“In the long term, we want to use this to enable more nations to become part of this global effort, and we hope we’ll be able to have the same effect as we’ve had in the past, when we have a unified international effort to look at the space system and figure out how we can share this information across the globe.”
He goes on to say that the next steps for NASA will be to create an open, transparent process to create and maintain a “Data and Science Data Sharing framework.”
“The idea is that we want a way for the whole community to share the data that we collect,” he said.
“We don’t want governments to be doing it.
We don’t like that government has the right to tell us what to do.
We want a data and science sharing framework.”
Griffin says the framework is intended to enable NASA to “better understand how the space environment works,” to “improve its ability in the real world to do science” and to help nations to better plan for the future.
“If we can provide a framework, that can help us, that will make the real science work, it will make it easier for all nations to do this,” he concludes.
Griffin also says that the goal is for NASA to provide “a common science infrastructure” that “can be used in a variety of ways by all governments, private and public, and that will create a shared science base.”
The STI says it will host a public hearing on Thursday about the goals and the framework, as well as a video presentation about the framework.
NASA has previously released data on its space data collection and analysis.
In 2014, the agency launched a space weather prediction program that uses a “virtual weather station” to gather weather data in space.
The data includes daily weather observations in the U.S., European and South America.
It also provides data on the strength of space weather over the last four years, which NASA says can be useful to scientists looking for patterns and trends in space weather.
The agency has been working on data-sharing efforts with other governments for years, including with the European Space Agency, the European Geoscience and Remote Sensing Agency, Japan’s Meteorological Agency, China’s National Space Administration and Russia’s TASS.
In 2016, the U,S.
Department of Defense and the European Commission announced an agreement to work together to create the International Space Station Data Sharing Partnership.
The plan is to jointly collect and store information on all the space stations orbiting Earth.
The agreement was approved by the International Astronautical Congress in December.