NASA Closed Participatory Exploration Summit

Just yesterday I posted about how impressed I was with the transparency in a recent blog post from Wayne Hale.  And within that post I wondered I wondered if the current workforce in NASA could ever strive be as transparent.  Sadly, as of today the answer is a resounding NO.

The latest evidence is in the Participatory Exploration Summit being held in Boulder, Colorado today and organized by NASA’s Engineering and Science Mission Directorate.  A set of meetings presumably about Open Government and exploring ways in which taxpayers can participate with NASA programs.  It would seem that this exactly the type of event that should accommodate  public participation on some level.  But from what I can tell, there’s not even any way that a taxpayer could pay his/her way into attendance. 

Truly disappointing.