NASA's website, www.nasa.gov, has won awards in two categories as the best government site in the 16th Annual Webby Awards, the leading international honor for the world's best websites.The site received its fourth consecutive People's Voice Award, its fifth overall, in a popular vote and for the first time won the judges' Webby Award in the category.
"We are honored to once again be recognized for our online communications efforts," said David Weaver, associate administrator for communications at NASA Headquarters in Washington. "On a daily basis, our extraordinary web team provides a clear and accessible view into the agency's missions and milestones, to the benefit of American taxpayers and millions who follow us around the world."
Since winning the 2011 People's Voice award, the site had its busiest day ever with the launch of the final space shuttle mission in July 2011. More than 560,000 people watched the launch on NASA's webcast. The site had 18 million visits during the two-week mission, during which it distributed 1.2 billion megabytes of data. Previously, that had equaled a year's worth of information sent to the public.