From April 10, the US space agency is all set to reveal its enormous database highlighting where to find software for more than 1,000 of its projects.
“NASA would offer a searchable database of projects,” Daniel Lockney, technology transfer program executive at NASA, was quoted as saying to the media..
We have collected a large amount of software projects, everything from design tools to robotic control systems, Lockney added.
NASA would develop a ‘GitHub for astronauts’ by hosting the actual software code in its own online repository, which will be found at technology.nasa.gov.
The data can be accessed free of copyright, but special clearance would be needed for anyone who wants to access projects like rocket guidance systems.
With this data, people could put together their own rocket.
One of the main goals of the database is to help develop technology that can be transferred to other sectors, he said.