Can Social Media Save NASA—And The Rest Of The Science World? | Education & Numérique |

"NASA turns 55 today, and to celebrate, the government is shutting it down. Because the United States Congress has failed to authorize continued spending, the federal government stops providing all but "essential" services. Unfortunately, unlike the postal service, air traffic management and armed forces, NASA and a number of other government science endeavors aren't considered essential.

But a growing number of people who follow NASA on social media, read science blogs, and share scientific articles with friends might disagree..."