Build a better NASA?

Seed magazine has an interesting editorial about building a better NASA. The crux of the article is that NASA has gotten off of its prime mission and needs to refocus its resources. The exteremly relevant quote to GIS users is this little part: “The truth is that post-Apollo NASA is overextended to the point that everything that takes place above the exosphere must ride the agency’s back. Climate data, atmospheric research—when did geoscience become part of NASA’s job? Last time I checked, it wasn’t called NASGA.”

The editorial raises some intersting points…. which, conveniently enough, can be discussed in length on our brand new Very Spatial Weekly Discussion topic! Yes, the shameless plugs will continue for awhile 🙂