Earlier this week, NASA opened up a bunch of its internal software to the public: physics simulations, operational management, embedded systems control, and many other tasks you’d associate with the space program.
Some of the software is for general-purpose applications, such as machine learning and data processing, that would interest everyone from a 1,000-person enterprise to a startup with highly specific needs.[ Intel, Apache, Amazon, and more: See the 2017 open source rookies of the year. | Cut to the key news in technology trends and IT breakthroughs with the InfoWorld Daily newsletter, our summary of the top tech happenings. ]

Here are five of the packages that caught our eye.

The page numbers indicate where each item can be found in the catalog, and the links lead to descriptions of each package on the software.nasa.gov site. Note that not all software is available for use outside of the United States, and not all of it is open source.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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