is a directory of ways to participate in space exploration. We curate awesome projects that allow for anyone, with or without a formal science background, to make an active contribution to the furthering of space exploration and knowledge. launched in 2008 and is an entirely independent effort. If you enjoy and want to support the effort, come join us on Patreon!

Ariel Waldman, Founder

Ariel Waldman makes "massively multiplayer science", instigating unusual collaborations that spark clever creations for science and space exploration. Ariel is the founder of and the global director of Science Hack Day. She is the author of What's It Like in Space? and the co-author of a congressionally-requested National Academy of Sciences study on the future of human spaceflight. She sits on the council for NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts. In 2013, Ariel received an honor from the White House for being a Champion of Change in citizen science.

Lisa Ballard, CTO

Lisa Ballard is on a mission to make space data accessible. She is a planetary science web developer at the SETI Institute and the CTO of She is also the creator of Daily Rings and the co-creator of, a catalog of the human-made machines that freckle our solar system. As a web developer and science advocate, she is passionate about creating beautiful user experiences through close collaborations with designers. In addition to loving all-things-space, Lisa enjoys scuba diving, hiking and spending time with her cats.