NASA will celebrate its 50th birthday by going on a charm offensive and trying to remind you that it can still be really, really cool. At least, that's the impression given by the announcement of a new half-hour series, NASA 360, that aims to show how the National Aeronautics and Space Administration has made the world a better place.
The show, produced by NASA's Langley Research Center, will remind people just how much they owe to the organization, according to executive producer Mike Finneran:
Our goal is to show how NASA has changed and continues to change all of our lives in a positive way... We do this by examining how technologies developed by or for NASA are being used in everything from space exploration to everyday consumer products.
In order to reach "the kids", the show will be available on YouTube, MySpace and Facebook, while their parents can watch it as it airs on public television. Rumors that NASA also plans to buy a flashy red sportscar and is thinking about getting an earring like the young folk are still unconfirmed.
NASA TV Show Spotlights Space-Age Spin-Offs [TMCnet.com]