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NASA Unveils ‘Datanaut’ Community to Drive ‘Space-Inspired’ Data Science

big dataNASA has formed a “datanaut” user community of data science professionals to build up leadership and innovation in the field as the agency works to leverage data as an asset to support space programs.

Ali Llewellyn of the Johnson Space Center said Friday the first class of datanauts will all be women in support of NASA’s Women in Data program.

She notes that the group will share experiences, insights and expertise on data trends and tools, engage with NASA’s data sets and applications as well as participate in relevant events.

The NASA datanaut community will include engineers, scientists, programmers, entrepreneurs and others who will work with the space agency to drive the development of “space-inspired” data science, Llewellyn writes.

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