Taking Open Source To The Moon

NASA has decided to take open source into space, with the announcement that the Aries I rocket — which will be used to make the U.S. Space Program's first visit to the moon in over forty years — will be built with an open-source "brain."

The system, which will be built by Boeing and is expected to replace the aging space shuttle program, is to be non-proprietary and open source in order to permit companies other than Boeing to bid on future contracts. The system will be used as part of the Constellation program, which is expected to have returned humans to the moon by 2020.

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Justin Ryan is a Contributing Editor for Linux Journal.

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