Friday, August 3, 2012

Ten Facts About NASA — Rate Our Infographic!

A few months ago, in honor of National Science Month, we designed an infographic that listed 10 interesting factoids about NASA. Some of you may remember us sharing it then as part of our ongoing series of engineering, science, manufacturing and technology related series of infographics.

Imagine our excitement when we found out it was approved for posting on NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory website! [ Click here to see it in all its starry glory ] — and register for the site to rate it!

The website actually features a ton of fascinating astronomy-related infographics — a really cool program they recently launched on the site that allows anyone to register and upload infographics of their own (with approval of the NASA website administrator). Once graphics are uploaded, users can rate the images, download them and share them across other social media channels.

Not sure what an infographic is in the first place? Here's a little explainer we found on the same site:

It's basically a way to lay out technical information in an easy-to-understand visual format. Infographics are fun, helpful tools. Some of the download-able sheets we've made in the past touch on topics like different types of screw-driven actuation, the anatomy of our signature DualVee Guide Wheels, lean manufacturing and the FIRST robotics program.

Nice to see our work being shared! Thanks, NASA! And readers, if you have any ideas for future infographic topics, just tell us in the comment section.