NASA Space Place was created in 1998 as a premier science communications website. It was the first NASA website designed almost exclusively for a younger audience. This award-winning website engages upper-elementary-aged children in space and Earth science through interactive games, hands-on activities, fun articles, and short videos. NASA Space Place has numerous resources for parents and teachers, and produces materials in both English and Spanish. Over the years, the NASA Space Place program has grown substantially. As of 2017, the program's robust online presence includes more than 18 million pageviews each year and nearly 730,000 combined followers across three social media platforms.
What does your team hope to achieve?
We hope to raise overall public awareness of NASA science, especially within our target audience of young learners and their parents and educators. We also hope to reach new audiences by forming partnerships with other STEM activation teams.