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Is All of NASA’s Technology Classified?

Not all of NASA’s technology is classified. In fact, since 2014, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration has released an annual software catalog, allowing the public to access and download a variety of technical applications. The software catalog is available free of charge, and includes software related to aeronautics, but also business systems, data processing and storage, and other operations. NASA is the first U.S. government agency to offer comprehensive software for public access. The goal of the project is to allow academics and entrepreneurs to learn from NASA's tools.

More about NASA:

  • President Dwight D. Eisenhower authorized the creation of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in 1958.

  • A variety of animals have been sent into space by NASA, including mice, frogs, birds, rabbits, insects, fish, guinea pigs, monkeys, and dogs.

  • STS-135, the final Space Shuttle mission, took place in July 2011 using the orbiter Atlantis.

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