Even NASA’s got an App for that.

417919main_opengov_badge_v6Welcome to NASA’s brand new Open Government Web page where the White House’s three principles of transparency, participation, and collaboration “form the cornerstone of an open government”. The website’s not NASA’s only astronaut boot planted firmly on-board the Transparency Train…check this out:

The NASA App for the iPhone and iPod touch is now available free of charge on the Apple App Store. Among other cool tricks, the NASA App allows users to track the current positions of the International Space Station and other spacecraft currently orbiting Earth

Why do this? “Making NASA more accessible to the public is a high priority for the agency,” said Gale Allen, director of Strategic Integration and Management for NASA’s Exploration Systems Mission Directorate in Washington. “Tools like this allow us to provide users easy access to NASA information and progress at a fast pace.”

GOOOO NASA!

h/t Bart