NASA announced that its computing innovation is now available for free download by the public. The software catalog contains more than 800 programs originally developed to help explore space. NASA believes that by making these software widely available, real-world problems can be solved. These softwares are based on aviation, autonomous systems, data and image processing, system testing, etc. The plan is part of the technology transfer plan carried out by the Space Technology Mission Council.
In the past few years, NASA has developed a variety of programmers to help explore space and make new discoveries. Now, it believes that these programs can be used on Earth to help solve real-world problems such as global warming. NASA provides more than 800 programs to the public free of charge through its technology transfer program. These softwares include tools for calculating the size and power requirements of solar systems, codes for analyzing solar-powered aircraft concepts, computational fluid dynamics software, and so on.
“The good news is that this technology can be made available to the public for free. The software is suitable for satellites, astronauts, engineers, and scientists, because it has been applied and adjusted in various industries and enterprises, which proves what NASA has brought to the United States and the world. Broad value,” said NASA Director Bill Nelson.
As of now, there are 832 programs in the software repository, and more programs will be added to the list. Anyone can download them. The website provides a filter that can categorize software and select the most relevant software. Types include aviation, autonomous systems, business systems and project management, crew and life support, data and image processing, data service processing and processing, design and integration tools, environmental science, etc.
This NASA program is managed by the Space Technology Mission Council to ensure that the technology developed by and for NASA is widely available to the public. NASA will also host a webinar on July 13 to let the public know how to download these programs and allow them to ask questions about NASA software.