The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) issued a tender through the MERX system this morning looking for proposals to overhaul it’s online presence, to branch out into interactive games and to embrace social media.
The tender comes the from the CSA’s Communications and Public Affairs Directorate and includes the development of web applications and multimedia and interactive products, updating the virtual tour of the CSA, the redevelopment of the media section and the production of bilingual podcasts.
As well the CSA is looking at having interactive games developed for a variety of audiences including children (8 and under), pre-adolescents (9 to 12 years), adolescents (13 to 17 years) and the general public.
It also looks like the agency is ready to embrace social media as they state that the use of social media to promote CSA activities and projects is planned. It was just last week when CSA astronaut Chris Hadfield was introduced as the future Commander of Expedition 35 that his sons setup a Twitter and Facebook accounts for him.