In this out-take from PSFK Conference New York, Andrew Hoppin talks about the moment when NASA decided that they needed to open up and collaborate more with their partners and the community in Silicon Valley, they were faced with the challenges of ‘home-land’ security and red-tape. Hoppin of (pictured right) said that some of them decided to rent a house, go live there and invite others to come by and participate in hacking sessions – but the house wasn’t enough to encourage national and global collaboration, so they turned to virtual worlds.

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