NASA to make its research freely available on the Internet

NASA, the U.S. space agency, will make its research available on the Internet, free of charge, which is usually hidden behind a paywall. Nasa’s Deputy Administrator Dava Newman explain that, ‘through open access and innovation we invite the global community to join us in exploring earth, air and space.’ The move fits within the Obama administration’s approach of making research accessible to increase its popularity and public knowledge. The EU has similar plans and hopes to make its research freely available from 2020.