- NASA Watch
- September 24, 2022
NASA's STEM Office Ignores A Cool NASA STEM Publication
NASA Releases Interactive Graphic Novel “First Woman”
“We crafted this graphic novel and digital ecosystem to share NASA’s work in a different and exciting way,” said Derek Wang, director of communications for the Space Technology Mission Directorate at the agency’s Headquarters in Washington. “We set out to make the content both engaging and accessible. From space fans of all ages to hardworking educators looking for new ways to get students excited about STEM, we hope that there is something for everyone to enjoy.”
Keith’s 25 September note: This graphic novel is nicely done. NASA put a press release out about it on a Saturday – usually a dead day for news media – but it was National Comic Book Day – so it got some extra visibility. @NASA with its 40 million-plus Twitter followers even got in on the promotion. NASA.gov features it prominently. This is a STEM education-focused product from the Space Technology Mission Directorate at NASA HQ – not the NASA STEM Engagement Office. As such (predictably) the NASA STEM Engagement Office website makes no mention of it.
Keith’s 27 September note: It took them 2 days but they updated the NASA STEM website. Let’s see if they conduct any meaningful promotion for this graphic novel – or just say something – once.