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NASA does many of its computational software are available for public download. In opinion released this week, NASA administrator Bill Nelson said it will release more than 800 software designed to assist both Earth and lunar and Martian operations.

“Good news whether this technology is available to the public for free. Software suitable for satellites, astronauts, engineers and scientists, used and adapted in a variety of industries and companies, is a testament to the vast value that NASA brings to the United States – and the world, ”Nelson said.

By ZDNet, one of the most widely used software is TetrUSS, created by NASA researchers to reduce aircraft emissions using computational fluid dynamics that minimize resistance. It is now one of NASA’s most downloaded programs and is used worldwide in the production of aircraft, trains, cars, boats and buildings.

NASA also stressed WorldWind, a data visualization program that helps the Coast Guard produce maps from real-time feeds of satellite and marine data. It has helped marine scientists “better understand the climate impact on freshwater resources,” NASA said.

Many of NASA’s the programs are designed to help people and businesses tackle the problem of climate change. “By making our software repositories widely available, NASA will help entrepreneurs, business owners, colleges, and other government agencies solve real problems,” said Dan Lockney, director of the technology transfer program.

Alongside TetrUSS and WorldWind are additional programs that can calculate the size and power requirements of a solar power system, as well as code to analyze solar machine concepts. These programs will undoubtedly play an important role in the development of better climate-conscious design functions.

Other software system testing programs, aerospace, data and image processing, stand-alone systems and more are available. Software programs are also constantly updated in the archive.

Learn more In NASA software, the team organizes virtual event July 13 to further explain the archive and answer questions from the public.

[via ZDNet, cover image via Mark Van Scyoc / Shutterstock.com]



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