WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) -- NASA says its Web site has won awards in two categories in the 16th Annual Webby Awards, the leading international honor for the world's best Web sites.
In the category of best government site, www.nasa.gov received its fourth consecutive People's Voice Award in a popular vote, and for the first time won the judges' Webby Award in the category, the space agency said Tuesday.
"We are honored to once again be recognized for our online communications efforts," said David Weaver, associate administrator for communications at NASA Headquarters in Washington. "On a daily basis, our extraordinary Web team provides a clear and accessible view into the agency's missions and milestones, to the benefit of American taxpayers and millions who follow us around the world."
The NASA site had its busiest day ever with the launch of the final space shuttle mission in July 2011, as more than 560,000 people watched the launch on NASA's Web cast.
"We're always looking for new ways to convey the excitement of exploration and inspire the public the way we're inspired here," said Internet Services Manager Brian Dunbar in the Office of Communications at NASA Headquarters.
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