NASA entered into a unique collaboration called "Project Astronaut" with Virtual Heroes & Information in Place/Wisdom Tools to develop a MMO game called "Astronaut: Moon, Mars & Beyond". This article talks about the educational science behind the game.
With the recent celebration of the 40th anniversary of the first human being to walk on the moon, I've been spending more time than normal thinking about NASA and the space program. To celebrate this anniversary, the code for the Apollo guidance computers has been released as open source. This release led Matthew Aslett to suggest a collaborative open source effort to send more people to the moon.