"We selected Telerik because it seemed more robust than other offerings—it looked like an interface on steroids.” Tom Stein, Computer Systems Manager, NASA’s
Planetary Data System Geosciences Node
Video: NASA Launches Mars Mission Web App with Telerik
Aeronautics, Science and Space Technology
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US President Dwight D. Eisenhower established the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in 1958. NASA grew out of the National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics (NACA), which had been researching flight technology for more than 40 years. NASA's vision to reach for new heights and reveal the unknown so all humankind can benefit is being fulfilled every day by thousands of people working for the organization worldwide.
The Planetary Data System (PDS) is an archive of data from the NASA planetary missions, sponsored by NASA's Science Mission Directorate. Given the sheer volume of data, the rate at which it is collected and the wide audience leveraging this information, PDS needed to update its online system to lower the cost and risks of maintaining the large archives. It also needed to meet the stringent requirements that enable future scientists to find, understand and use the data, despite being unfamiliar with the original experiments.
PDS selected Telerik® UI for ASP.NET AJAX to create a robust web-based app for easier accessibility and usage.
• Handles user traffic: App accessed by hundreds daily
• Transmits mammoth amounts of data: Thousands of data points; millions of images
• Pushes updates: Daily updates to scientists; quarterly updates to the public
• Breeds Success: Great results with Mars rover expanded to three other Mars rovers
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