In anticipation of the 35th Space Symposium, which took place in Colorado Springs, Colorado this April, Zurka worked closely with the communications team at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory to spotlight some of the exciting work of its scientists, engineers and researchers.
With a focus on the lab’s ongoing work to tackle the ever-growing problem of space debris, which may someday pose a threat to future space operations, Zurka’s new microsite takes advantage of the exciting imagery of a world-class institution to tell compelling stories and give visitors a glimpse at the lab’s exciting space research and development.
On one page, we look back at seven decades of the lab’s history of achievement in the realm of space science. On another, we remember the launch 25 years ago of NRL’s Deep Space Program Science Experiment (DSPSE), better known as "Clementine," a mission that produced the first global, topographic map of the moon.
In another story, we look at the amazing imagery of the Sungrazer project, a citizen science initiative that studies comets that pass extremely close to the sun. In another, we highlight the work of NRL researchers with the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope Collaboration, which is measuring the rate of star formation to gain insight into the origins of the universe.
Though the microsite was designed for the Space Symposium, which ended April 11, it’s not going anywhere. You can still take a look. With its sophisticated design elements and modern layouts, the microsite represents an innovative direction in web design for the lab and may suggest what’s in store for the future of NRL’s main website. Time will tell.