INDUS Assists NASA With Innovative Spacebook Project

Jan 04, 2010, 09:55 ET from INDUS Corporation

VIENNA, Va., Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- INDUS Corporation announced today that its National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) team assisted in the development of a pioneering NASA project called Spacebook.

Emma Kolstad Antunes, of NASA / Goddard Space Flight Center's Office of the Chief Information Officer, envisioned a private social network for NASA employees and contractors that would allow easy collaboration and communication across the agency. Ms. Antunes is the Center's Web Manager and also serves as the lead for NASA's Web Managers group.

The result of Ms. Antunes's vision is Spacebook, providing Web 2.0 collaboration capabilities for NASA, including user profiles, file sharing, social bookmarking, tagging, wikis, blogs, and user forums. Spacebook will help NASA attract and retain the next generation of scientists and engineers, who expect to use social media tools to support their work. As a longstanding IT services contractor supporting Goddard Space Flight Center, INDUS team members participated with their NASA colleagues in the development of Spacebook.

Spacebook was launched in June 2009 and has some 850 users across NASA.

In December 2009, Spacebook became a featured part of the Open Government / Innovations Gallery portion of the White House website at The gentleman pictured at this site and in the accompanying video is Greg Martin, a Senior Software Engineer at INDUS, who led INDUS team efforts on Spacebook.

"INDUS congratulates Emma Antunes and the entire IT team at NASA / Goddard Space Flight Center on the vision, commitment and hard work that led to Spacebook," said Carleton Jones, President of INDUS. "We feel privileged to have had the opportunity to work with our NASA colleagues on this truly innovative project."

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