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Introducing the #NASADatanauts

8 May 2015, 14:00 UTC
Introducing the #NASADatanauts
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I’ve always been more interested in the future than in the past. – Grace Hopper
In pursuit of its mission, NASA has generated, collected and compiled a vast amount of data through the eyes of satellites, telescopes, robots, spacecraft, wind tunnels, laboratories and the cameras of astronauts that has helped us better understand Earth, other planets, and the depths of space. This data – from enormous technical and scientific datasets, to records, reports, simulations, videos, images and personal stories – is one of the Agency’s most valuable assets and must be understood and managed accordingly.
Data science is a relatively new field that is increasingly in demand as the complexity of global challenges continues to increase and the amount of data in which to draw insights from continues to grow exponentially. As we continue to lead in the management, analysis and application of data, and as one of the largest repositories of data globally and a recognized innovation leader, NASA is well positioned to encourage leadership and incentivize innovation within this emergent field.
Because of this commitment, NASA is convening the founding class of Datanauts, a user community that will feature leaders from across the data/maker/tech communities with diverse skill ...

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