And the Webby Goes to … NASA!
Two of NASA’s websites were honored with Webby Awards, the international honor of the world’s best Internet sites. NASA’s homepage, www.NASA.gov, received its third consecutive People’s Voice Award for best government site (managed by the Office of Communications and the Chief Information Officer), while NASA’s Global Climate Change site won the 2011 judges’ award for best science site.
“NASA is committed to sharing its compelling story with people everywhere and with every communication tool,” said David Weaver, NASA’s associate administrator for communications. “We are very grateful to the online community for its continued support of what we are doing, and are excited about our future.”
NASA recently posted new interactive pieces on the 30th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Program and the 50th anniversary of the first U.S. spaceflight. And in the last year, the agency has streamlined its online video presentation into a single player and deployed a version of the site optimized for mobile devices.
Presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, the Webby Awards recognize excellence in technology and creativity. The awards were created in 1996 to help drive the creative, technical and professional progress of the Internet and evolving forms of interactive media. While members of the IADAS select the Webby award winners, the online community determines the winners.